Adam Schefter says Lions coach Jim Schwartz is safe. Chris Mortensen reported this morning that Schwartz could be out.
So why not break the tie?
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Schwartz will be back in 2013. The source also said that there’s “no merit” to the notion that firing Schwartz with three years left on his contract has been considered seriously.
Though the source is in position to know what’s happening, it’s hard to completely dismiss a report from Mortensen, one of the most well-known insiders in the business. He surely didn’t make it up, and it’s possible that the notion of firing Schwartz was raised and quickly rejected and is now being ignored so that Schwartz’s authority won’t be undermined in the future.
Either way, Schwartz is safe, due in large part to the fact that Schwartz is signed through 2015. Plus-one for Schefter.