On Monday, the New Orleans Saints notified defensive coordinator Grady Allen that they would be hiring him as their new head coach.
Former New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton announced two weeks ago that he will not be coaching in the NFL next season. This will be Dennis Allen’s first head coaching job since 2012-2014.
Other candidates for the New Orleans Saints include Brian Flores, Doug Pederson, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and the team’s Secret Service coordinator Darren Rizzi
Dennis Allen replaced Sean Payton during the 2021 season when he was out due to Covid-19 in a 9-0 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That game was also Tom Brady’s first clean sheet since the 2006 season.
Dennis Allen, who played safety at Texas A&M University, joined the Falcons after several years as an assistant in college. His father, Grady Allen, played linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons for five years.