Kansas City Chiefs’ former defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has reportedly landed a new NFL job. The veteran defensive assistant coach is reportedly taking a position with an NFC team.
Sutton, 68, was the Chiefs’ defensive coordinator from 2013-18. He was let go from his position following Kansas City’s AFC Championship Game loss to the New England Patriots.
“Bob is a good football coach and a great person,” Andy Reid said in a statement last month. “He played an integral role in the success of our team over the last six seasons. I’ve said before that change can be a good thing, for both parties, and I believe that is the case here for the Chiefs and Bob. This was not an easy decision, but one I feel is in the best interest of the Kansas City Chiefs moving forward.”
Sutton has reportedly been hired by the Atlanta Falcons.
“The Falcons have hired former Chiefs DC Bob Sutton as a Senior Assistant,” ESPN’s Field Yates tweeted.
The Falcons have hired former Chiefs DC Bob Sutton as a Senior Assistant.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 11, 2019
Sutton will be helping Falcons’ head coach Dan Quinn, who will be calling the defense in 2019.
#Falcons will have Dan Quinn calling the defense and serving as the de facto coordinator this year, but they just hired former #Chiefs DC Bob Sutton as a Senior Assistant to help,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 11, 2019
The Falcons are coming off a 7-9 season.