Lions have agreed to six-year deal with Dan Campbell

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The Lions reportedly settled on Dan Campbell as their new head coach late last week and things are moving closer to becoming official in Detroit.

According to multiple reports, Campbell has agreed to terms with the Lions. He is set to sign a six-year deal with the organization.

Campbell spent the last five seasons as the assistant head coach and tight ends coach for the Saints. He has head coaching experience in the NFL after serving as the interim head coach for the Dolphins after they fired Joe Philbin during the 2015 season. The Dolphins went 5-7 with Campbell at the helm.

Reports indicate that Aaron Glenn will follow Campbell from New Orleans to be the defensive coordinator in Detroit. Campbell will now start filling out the rest of his staff and begin work with new General Manager Brad Holmes on reshaping the roster after three straight losing seasons.

32 responses to “Lions have agreed to six-year deal with Dan Campbell

  1. I really like Dan Campbell from his time with the Dolphins and wish him nothing but the best with Detroit. He deserves this chance.

  2. I am not sure “settled on” is the right phrase when you hire a new coach or GM. Second time I have seen it today. Pretty sure they don’t feel like they’ve “settled” although with that organization it might be true. For the good of the game let’s hope he’s the right guy to turn this franchise around.

  3. 6 years. Wow. I hope he can do great things & bring a Super Bowl championship to the Lions. He’ll definitely be under enormous pressure.

  4. I always maintained the primary issue with the Lions is their inability to draft well, that’s the GM, not the coach. Until they get that right, it hardly matters who the head coach is.

  5. Good for him. I was really hoping Jerrah was gonna hire him last year. I guarantee the Lions will be much better than the Cowboys for the next several years.

  6. Love the signing, but don’t love Rod Wood’s role. Seems too much like Ford Motor company as it is portrayed in FORD vs. Ferrari

  7. objectivefootballfan says:
    January 20, 2021 at 10:23 am
    I am not sure “settled on” is the right phrase when you hire a new coach or GM. Second time I have seen it today. Pretty sure they don’t feel like they’ve “settled” although with that organization it might be true. For the good of the game let’s hope he’s the right guy to turn this franchise around.

    The phrase you’re thinking of is “settle for”, meaning you didn’t get your top choice. “Settle on” simply means to choose from multiple options, with no negative connotations.

  8. Dan has passion and is a likable guy. I just don’t know if he is “the guy”. Time will tell.

  9. 6 yrs? Will he make it 3? It will take 2 just to get out of cap hell. And what to do with Stafford? Is there anything currently there to build on?

  10. Good for him. He’ll be paid for four years after he goes 12-20 and is fired after the 2022 season.

  11. But I thought Matt Patricia was the answer?

    You need good players to win. Not a revolving door of coaches who don’t have a chance.

  12. I like hearing 6 years. That should translate to 4 years of not having to look over his back. He and Holmes need to focus in on the long term build.

  13. “6 years.” That hasn’t happened since Wayne Fonts. Thumbs up for Wayne Fonts reference!

  14. In other words another guy who has limited or no HC experience and someone that can fail if he wants to. Hate to be a cynic but this is over 55 years of this crapola now, it will never end.
    A GM with zero experience and who was five rungs down the ladder from the GM, and now a coach who was a backup on a team that needs everything.

  15. He is a former GIANTS player so of course I wish him well, but if this isn’t a typical Detroit hire, I don’t know what is.

    Hopefully he and the Lions do well.

    Good Luck.

  16. I watchd him as a Cowboy and he brought a lot of enthusiasm to the game. I reeally hope he does well! They have a franchise QB!

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