After an underwhelming start to the season, the Detroit Lions have moved on from both head coach Matt Patricia and General Manager Bob Quinn. The team started with a record of 4-7 through Week 11 of the 2020 season.
Patricia, who was hired in February of 2018, originally spent 14 seasons with the New England Patriots as a defensive coordinator. His extensive history made him a promising candidate upon his hiring. Through his tenure, Detroit has been 13-29-1 under his command.
Quinn was hired as Lions General Manager in 2016, taking over for Martin Mayhew. He was not able to break out of the team’s playoff drought: One playoff victory in 63 years.
To this point, the Lions allow the 3rd-most points (29.8) and 6th-most yards (396.2) per game. Both Patricia and Quinn were under contract through the 2022 season.
In relief of Patricia, the Lions have named offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell as interim head coach.