Add two more names to the list of Atlanta Falcons receiving extensions before Julio Jones: Head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
The team announced it has agreed to three-year extensions for Quinn and Dimitroff, who will be together in Atlanta through the 2022 NFL season if the plan goes as hoped.
“My expectations for our team to represent our city and fans well on and off the field remain very high and so does my confidence in Dan and Thomas to make that happen,” said Falcons owner Arthur Blank in the statement.
Quinn joined the Falcons prior to the 2015 season and has compiled a 29-19 record during the regular season. Atlanta won the NFC South and reached the Super Bowl in 2016, also returning to the playoffs last year.
Dimitroff has served as the general manager since 2008, organizing a roster that thrived in the early 2010’s. After a rough three-year stretch leading into Quinn’s arrival, the Falcons have turned around in part thanks to Dimitroff’s decision-making.
However, the challenge for both Quinn and Dimitoff is keeping Jones happy. The team’s relationship with its superstar receiver is reportedly “in a bad place.”
And the extensions, while deserved and important, might not help repair that connection right now.