Dan Quinn's deal worth $5.7 million

Updated: January 20, 2013, 5:18 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Seattle Seahawks have given new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn a three-year contract worth $5.7 million, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The deal will pay Quinn approximately $1.9 million per season, slightly less than the $2 million annual salary that Ray Horton will make as the Cleveland Browns' defensive coordinator.

The Seahawks hired Quinn on Thursday to replace Gus Bradley, who was named the Jacksonville Jaguars' head coach earlier in the day.

Quinn was the Seahawks' defensive line coach from 2009-10 before leaving to become the defensive coordinator at Florida.

Quinn's defenses ranked among the top 10 nationally in his two seasons at Florida. In 2012, the Gators were fifth nationally in scoring (15.4 ppg), second in pass efficiency defense and fourth in rush defense (94.9 ypg). Florida gave up only seven passing touchdowns, which was second only to Boise State (four).

Information from GatorNation's Michael DiRocco was used in this report.

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