Ranking the potential 2024 head coaching opportunities for Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn

With four interview requests and seven current openings, let's rank the best head coaching opportunities for Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn.

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4. Seattle Seahawks

Johnson's fourth interview currently scheduled over Friday and Saturday is with the Seahawks, who are looking to replace Pete Carroll. A request for Glenn has not been submitted, yet, but it still could come as Seattle is clearly undergoing an extensive search.

Succeeding Carroll will be a tough task for whoever gets it. Glenn would surely not fear it, and Seattle has a good base of talent to keep building from. But it's not clear if he'll even get the chance to interview for the job, so the Seahawks get bumped down the list here.


3. Washington Commanders

All indications suggest Johnson is the Commanders' No. 1 candidate, and there are plenty of reasons the job would appeal to him. A virtual interview on Friday will be the first step in the process there.

But the Commanders also made an interview request for Glenn, in concert with their request to interview Johnson, as they wasted no time getting started on their search to replace Ron Rivera. So an eventual interview with the Lions' defensive coordinator is in play too.

The job in Washington has all kinds of upside and appeal-the most projected cap space in the league right now, lots of draft capital (five top-100 picks), talent already in place on both sides of the ball, etc. The new regime can sell of that to candidates, including Johnson. But don't dismiss Glenn as the guy who may get that job just yet.