COMMANDERS FIRST CHOICE WAS MIKE MACDONALD, NOT DAN QUINN!

By Ben Sullivan

After a succesful two-year run as the Ravens’ defensive coordinator, Mike Macdonald was one of the top head coaching candidates around the league.

He took the Seahawks’ HC position on Wednesday, but that does not appear to have been the only offer on the table.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports the Commanders offered their head coaching position to Macdonald.

The timing in this matter is critical, given the involvement of Lions OC Ben Johnson in both Washington’s and Seattle’s searches.

Florio notes the Commanders’ offer was made after Johnson made it known he was electing to remain in Detroit for at least one more season.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter adds (via Earl Forcey of 106.7 The Fan) that Washington contacted Macdonald while he was en route to Seattle to inquire about his continued interest in the position.

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