The Detroit Lions will retain general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia for the 2020 season, the team announced to a group of beat reporters on Tuesday.
“We expect to be a playoff contender,” team owner Martha Ford said, according to The Detroit Athletic. “And those are our expectations, which we’ve expressed to both Bob and to Matt.”
Fans have started to express their frustrations over the direction of the team, after Matt Patricia has led the franchise to a 9-20-1 record in just under two years as head coach. Patricia took over for Jim Caldwell, who had brought the franchise to back-to-back 9-7 seasons in 2016 and 2017.
As for rumors about a change in ownership of the team, team president Rod Wood quickly put those to bed.
“We’ve been approached about interest in buying the team, but there’s been no serious discussions, and the Ford family plans to own the team, and there’s plans in place to ensure that happens,” Wood said.
So, for now, it appears the Lions are going to see this process through for at least one more year. However, MLive is reporting staff changes are expected. It’s unclear what those changes are.