The Matt Patricia era has come to a merciful end. The Detroit Lions announced on Saturday that they have relieved the team’s head coach of his duties after just 43 games. Over the course of those games, the Lions went just 13-29-1.
The Lions announced that general manager Bob Quinn has been fired, too, after four and a half season with the team.
The final nail in the coffin appeared to be Detroit’s performance as of late. They’ve lost four of their last five games, and none of them were particularly close. In those four losses, the Lions were outscored 136-66.
They are now in last place in the NFC North, where they’ve spent every single day in December under Matt Patricia.
At this point, it’s unclear who the interim head coach and general manager will be. But there is one thing we know for sure, team owner Sheila Ford Hamp is not happy, and it’s time for this franchise to go through another significant change.
UPDATE: Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has been named interim head coach, per several reports.