It took the Detroit Lions quite a while to pick up their first victory of the 2021season and there were actually quite a few people who believed (some still do) that head coach Dan Campbell should be fired before the 2022 season.
Well, those people are going to be disappointed because the Lions have reportedly (and not surprisingly) already made the decision that Campbell will return for the 2020 campaign.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com is reporting that Campbell is not in “any trouble” and that he will “return in 2022.”
Fellow first-year coaches Robert Saleh and Dan Campbell have struggled when it comes to wins and losses, though there have been more than enough promising signs that neither is in any trouble. Both are coaches their respective organizations want to build around, and both will return in 2022, per team sources.
In my opinion, Campbell has done a solid job not only changing what was once a toxic culture in the Lions locker room, while also being competitive in most games. There is no question in my mind that he deserves more time.