Kevin Colbert ‘coveted’ by Detroit Lions as general manager candidate

According to a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Detroit Lions ‘covet' Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert to replace Bob Quinn as their GM.

As noted, the chances of Colbert leaving the Steelers is a pipe dream.

From CBS Sports:

The Detroit Lions covet Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert for their GM vacancy, league sources said, but the odds of him leaving Pittsburgh are beyond slim. Colbert's deal is expiring, but an extension is a mere formality at this point.

Colbert was an executive with the Lions in 1990 before departing for what would become a Hall of Fame-worthy tenure with the Steelers. He is held in very high regard by the Ford family, as well as longtime Lions linebacker Chris Spielman, who was recently hired by the team in a front office role and to assist in this coaching search. Furthermore, a large and vocal contingent of the Lions alumni are proponents of Colbert's and believe he is uniquely positioned to get the long-suffering franchise back on track, but that effort will be in vain.

If the reports that the Lions are interested in Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider and Steelers GM Kevin Colbert are true, you have to give Sheila Ford Hamp credit for swinging for the fences.