It looks like Rex Ryan was right about Jim Schwartz.
The Jets coach said that he thought he and his Lions counterpart would have their jobs for years to come and the Lions appear to agree with half that statement. Tim Twentyman of the team’s website is reporting that the team and Schwartz have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension. Considering the source of the infomation, it shouldn’t be long before a more official comment comes our way.
Or not. Schwartz and the Lions have refused to discuss the coach’s contract status all offseason even though Schwartz was moving into the final year of his deal. The extension isn’t much of a surprise since Schwartz took over a winless team and turned it into last year’s playoff squad. It’s been a bit rough off the field this offseason, but it still remains easy to see why the Lions are staying in the Schwartz business.
We don’t know how long they’ll be staying in that business, as Twentyman’s report doesn’t have any nitty gritty from the contract. If he can keep moving the team up the ladder, it should be for a good long time.