Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew might prefer to be the shadowy figure of the franchise’s management team, but he won’t be able to be the man behind the curtain anymore.
With Matthew Stafford thoroughly entrenched as the Lions’ quarterback for the next dozen or so years, Mayhew and Co. can now settle into putting the finishing touches on a Lions team that appears ready to leap into the upper echelon of the NFL.
Grigson, 39, a former Detroit Lions offensive lineman, spent the last nine years with the Eagles, where he was named the director of player personnel in 2010 after four years as the college scouting director.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.