Panthers DC Ejiro Evero has 2nd interview with Falcons

Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero has completed a second interview for Atlanta’s head coach position, the Falcons announced Wednesday.

Evero, 43, joined the Panthers in 2023 after holding the same position with the Denver Broncos in 2022.

The Falcons have also conducted second in-person interviews with former New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris.

NFL Network reported that former Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel was at the Falcons’ facility Wednesday to interview.

Evero broke into the NFL coaching community as a quality control coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2007-09). He joined the San Francisco 49ers in a similar role in 2011, moving to offensive assistant (2012-13) and defensive assistant (2014-15) there before joining the Green Bay Packers as a defensive assistant in 2016.

Evero spent the next five seasons on Sean McVay’s staff with the Rams, coaching the safeties (2017-20) before serving as secondary coach and passing game coordinator in 2021.

Also on Atlanta’s list of reported candidates to replace Arthur Smith are Houston Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and two candidates from the Detroit Lions, defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn and offensive coordinator Ben Johnson.

Harbaugh and Slowik are tentatively scheduled for second interviews with the Falcons on Thursday, according to NFL Network.