Commanders news: Ben Johnson, Dan Quinn, Bill Belichick and OC target

Examining the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as those in power continue to remain patient with their head coaching search?

It was a busy Thursday around the NFL. The Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons both announced their new head coaches. Of course, both were seen to be potential destinations for Ben Johnson, who is also reportedly high on the Washington Commanders' list of possibilities.

An interesting few days await and there could be plenty of twists to come. While we wait for further developments, the stories causing conversation include Dan Quinn's second audition, Ben Johnson receiving high praise as Commenders' links grow, a final update on Washington's stance around Bill Belichick, and a potential offensive coordinator candidate under the new regime.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders set for second Dan Quinn interview

All the hype is currently on Ben Johnson becoming Washington Commanders head coach. Nothing has been confirmed one way or another as yet. Those in power are still doing their due diligence on other candidates, which also included bringing in Raheem Morris for an in-person interview before he got the Atlanta Falcons top job.

According to multiple reports, the Commanders are set to hold a second interview with Dan Quinn next week. He's also drawing interest from the Seattle Seahawks despite a notable collapse for his Dallas Cowboys defense during their wildcard embarrassment against the Green Bay Packers.

Johnson remains the favorite. Many see the hire as a foregone conclusion. But it's also clear Josh Harris and Adam Peters are giving Quinn and others a legitimate chance to stake their claim for due diligence purposes if nothing else.