Arizona Cardinals make decision on Lions DC Aaron Glenn

According to a report from Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Arizona Cardinals have eliminated several head coaching prospects. The three known remaining candidates are Brian Flores (Steelers assistant coach), Mike Kafka (Giants offensive coordinator), and Lou Anarumo (Bengals defensive coordinator). Arizona defensive coordinator Vance Joseph has also been informed and remains under contract. Meanwhile, Aaron Glenn (Lions defensive coordinator) and Brian Callahan (Bengals offensive coordinator) have been ruled out, but are still being considered for other positions.

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Why it Matters for Aaron Glenn and the Lions

The Cardinals' head coaching position is no longer an option for Aaron Glenn, but he remains in the running for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching job. Glenn is reportedly among eight candidates who have had two interviews for the role, but as of now, we don't know if he is considered a finalist. The Lions already dodged one bullet as OC Ben Johnson has told NFL teams that he is staying in Detroit. Hopefully, they can dodge another one by keeping Glenn around for another season.

Glenn's Coaching Experience

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After playing in the league as a cornerback for 15 seasons (1994-2008), Glenn has now been on the coaching side of things since starting off with the Cleveland Browns as an assistant defensive backs coach.

  • Cleveland Browns (2014–2015)
    Assistant defensive backs coach
  • New Orleans Saints (2016–2020)
    Defensive backs coach
  • Detroit Lions (2021–present)
    Defensive coordinator

What if Glenn does land a head coaching gig?

Remember, if Glenn is hired as a head coach, not all is lost as an NFL rule would give the Lions two third-round compensatory picks in the NFL Draft. This compensation would be granted to Detroit because of an NFL rule rewarding teams that help develop minority coaches and executives.

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