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Koetter signs extension to stay in Atlanta

January 2nd, 2013

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that following an interview for the head coaching position of the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter signed an extension that will keep him off the head coaching market for at least one more season.

Koetter joined the Falcons this past January after former offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey accepted the head coaching position with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Under Koetter’s guidance, the Falcons had one of the top-rated passing attack, finishing 6th in passing yards. They also finished the 2012 season as the 7th-ranked scoring offense, and 8th-ranked total offense. Quarterback Matt Ryan set new career highs in all major passing categories, setting new franchise records in terms of attempts, completions, completion percentage, passing yards, and touchdowns.

Koetter, along with defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong have drawn a lot of interest from teams that have fired coaches. Seven NFL coaches were fired on Monday. Koetter was set to interview with the Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, and Philadelphia Eagles this week. Both Nolan and Armstrong are candidates with the Eagles. Armstrong is also set to interview with the Chiefs and Chicago Bears, according to earlier reports.

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