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Lions will reportedly hire Brian Callahan as QBs coach

The Detroit Lions are reportedly filling their final coaching position.

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According to FOX Sports, the Detroit Lions will have their completed coaching staff very soon. Alex Marvez is reporting the Lions will hire Denver Broncos' offensive assistant Brian Callahan as their new quarterbacks coach.

Callahan will fill the void left by Jim Bob Cooter, who was promoted from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator when Joe Lombardi was fired mid-season. Callahan, coincidentally, worked aside Cooter in Denver where both were offensive assistants for the Broncos in 2013.

Callahan has been with the Broncos organization since 2010, working his way up from a coaching assistant to a quality control coach to finally an offensive assistant. In 2015, he was also given the responsibility of helping coach the team's quarterbacks.

Back before Super Bowl 50, Peyton Manning spoke very highly of Callahan. "Brian Callahan is going to be a top-flight quarterbacks coach, offensive coordinator, maybe head coach like his dad at some point in the near future," Manning said to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett.

Although the Lions have yet to confirm the hire of Callahan, it appears Detroit has their complete coaching staff of 2016 in place.

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