When the Detroit Lions hired former New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to be their head coach, the hope was that he would bring a winning attitude and a solid defensive game plan to the franchise.
Well, fast forward to Oct. 8, 2020, and Patricia is now in his third season as Lions' head coach and there has been very little winning and even less defense. In fact, Patricia has led the Lions to a 10-25-1 record through his first 36 games and the rocket scientist's defense has somehow managed to get worse as time has gone by.
Following the Lions 35-29 loss to the New Orleans Saints (the Lions led 14-0 in the first quarter), Patricia's hot seat is at an all-time high temperature, and fans and media members have called for him to be fired.
So, what do we know about Patricia's contract with the Lions?
Unfortunately, we don't know much about the financial side of things, but according to a report from 2018, Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network says the Lions told him the contract runs through the 2022 season. At the time, Pelissero also said that Bob Quinn‘s extension also goes through the 2022 campaign.
#Lions coach Matt Patricia's contract runs through 2022, source says. The team says GM Bob Quinn's new extension matches that term.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 9, 2018
Nation, what percent chance would you give Matt Patricia to make it through his current contract?
3 Detroit Lions who could be traded before Halloween
After blowing yet another double-digit lead, the Detroit Lions managed to lose to the New Orleans Saints in Week 4, dropping their record to 1-3 on the season.
Now, the Lions will spend their bye week trying to fix what is obviously broken before their Week 6 matchup vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Though we are only a quarter of the way through the season, the Lions have dug themselves a hole and they will have some important decisions to make prior to the Oct. 29 NFL trade deadline.
Here are 3 Lions who could be traded before Halloween.
Marvin Jones Jr.
At this point, there is almost no chance that Marvin Jones Jr. is re-signed by the Detroit Lions following the 2020 season. Marvin will want to get one more nice contract before he retires and I would be very surprised if the Lions paid up. It will be interesting to see if there are any contenders who are needy of a veteran wide receiver to solidify their offense.
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