On Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Detroit Lions’ general manager Bob Quinn has agreed to a five-year contract extension.
Lions announced they have agreed to terms with General Manager Bob Quinn on an extension to his current contract. The extension matches the term of HC Matt Patricia’s new deal with the team – both tied to Detroit for five years.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 9, 2018
Quinn came over from the New England Patriots after the 2015 season, after spending 15 seasons, including being the Patriots Director of Pro Scouting from 2012-2015. The Lions have finished 9-7 in both seasons under Quinn, making the playoffs in 2016 and missing them this past season. Lions’ President Rod Wood had this to say about the contract extension.
“The contract extension for Bob is most deserving as he continues to lead and improve our football team,” team president Rod Wood said in a statement. “It is also important for our entire organization to ensure stability as we move forward with Matt as our new head coach working in partnership with Bob. Moreover, I greatly enjoy my relationship and partnership with Bob. We both look forward to a bright future for the Detroit Lions.”
Martha Ford also released a statement:
“I am pleased that we have reached an agreement with Bob on an extension to his contract, I believe the Lions’ football organization is well positioned for success under his leadership together with the addition of our new head coach, Matt Patricia.”
Bob Quinn had this to say about the extension and the support from Lions’ Owner Martha Ford and Lions’ President Rod Wood.
“Thank you to Mrs. Ford, her family, and Rod Wood for their continued support and belief in my ability to lead this football team,” Quinn said in a statement. “My goals and vision remain unchanged and I will continue to work diligently at improving this team and every facet of the football operation. Coach Patricia and I will always work in close concert on any and all football-related matters. That process is underway as our coaching and player personnel staffs are collectively preparing for the roster building phase of the off-season.”
The financials of Quinn’s extension were not released. However, we do know that Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia are attached, not only because of their ties to the New England Patriots, but because of their contracts with the Detroit Lions.