Another new start, another new era…
The Detroit Lions announced Saturday they have fired head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn after a 4-7 start this season.
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will serve as the interim head coach, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Quinn, a four-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots, replaced Martin Mayhew as general manager in January 2016. Two years later be brought his friend Matt Patricia to Detroit.
The Lions won nine games in each of the two seasons before Patricia arrived in Detroit, and made the playoffs as a wildcard in 2016. In Patricia’s first season as head coach in 2018, the Lions stumbled to 6-10 and lost to rookie quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Josh Allen.
The Lions are one of three teams currently with a head-coaching vacancy, though as many as five more jobs could open by the end of the year.
Both teams are currently looking for new head coaches and GMs.