NFLAA Detroit chapter sends letter to Lions’ owner Sheila Ford Hamp recommending GM candidate

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Now that Sheila Ford Hamp finally did what she should have done a long time ago by firing Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia, her next charge will be to hire the Detroit Lions‘ next general manager, who will, in turn, hire the team’s next head coach.

You can bet that everybody and their brother will have an opinion but according to a report from Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the NFL Alumni Association Detroit chapter has sent a letter to Ford Hamp, with the recommendation the team hires Larry Lee to be their next general manager.

From Detroit Free Press:

The search for a new Detroit Lions general manager is not even 24 hours old and owner Sheila Ford Hamp already is receiving recommendations for the job.

Tim Walton, vice president of the NFL Alumni Association’s Detroit chapter, drafted a letter to Hamp on behalf of the organization Sunday endorsing former Lions executive Larry Lee as a replacement for Bob Quinn.

Lee, as you may know, has connections to the Lions organization both as a former player and as a former front-office man.

Walton said he penned the five-paragraph letter touting Lee’s football acumen, leadership and familiarity with the organization and community, after Lee spoke to a group of about two dozen former Lions players about his vision for himself and the team in October.

“I think he’s just that guy, and he feels it, that he’s the one that’s going to be able to bridge and bring this team back to where it needs to be for the fans,” Walton said. “That was the consensus (of everyone on the Zoom).”

Nation, would you like to see the Lions hire Larry Lee to be their next general manager?