Report: Several teams considering Saints assistant Aaron Glenn for DC openings

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NFL head coaching vacancies are being filled quickly around the league, and it appears New Orleans Saints defensive backs coach Aaron Glenn won’t get one of those opportunities just yet. Instead, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Glenn is a favored candidate for the open defensive coordinator job in several different spots.

Now, which teams those may be are anyone’s guess. But it makes sense that Glenn could be connected to other Saints alums leaving town, like Dan Campbell — the next Detroit Lions head coach who has worked with tight ends in New Orleans the last few years. Like Campbell, Glenn finished his playing career with the Saints before pivoting to coaching. He and Campbell could team up together again in Detroit given their shared history on Sean Payton’s staff.

Another option could be the Atlanta Falcons, where longtime Saints personnel executive Terry Fontenot is the new general manager. But first-year Falcons coach Arthur Smith may have other candidates in mind. It’s less likely that Glenn could join the New York Jets, who plan to run new head coach Robert Saleh’s scheme, which he isn’t as familiar with. Glenn has been linked to the Jets often (his first non-playing job was in the Jets scouting department), so who knows. We’ll just have to wait and see.

One factor worth noting: the NFL’s new incentive for minority candidate hires only applies to head coach and general managers. If another team hires Glenn, who is Black, as their defensive coordinator then the Saints would not receive any compensatory draft picks, unlike the hiring of Fontenot.