Are the Detroit Lions ‘Built Quinn Tough?’
It is widely speculated that he is considering either New England Patriots coordinator: offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, or defensive coordinator, Matt Patricia. Either would make a ton of sense. All three have familiarity with each other from their mutual time in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Quinn’s career in Detroit will largely hang in the balance of that decision. Head coaching hires and early round draft picks, especially used (or not used) on quarterbacks, are truly defining moments in a general manager’s legacy. Bad picks will doom a GM, while good picks create legends.
Quinn has steadily backed quarterback, Matt Stafford, and has shown no desire for a change under center. New general manager’s don’t generally keep incumbent quarterbacks, especially without playoff success. Stafford has not had that success, but Quinn has hitched himself to the 29 year-old signal-caller.
Quinn may desire to build more depth at quarterback, but seems unlikely to draft an heir apparent any time soon. In fact, Brad Kaaya, just drafted in April, was not retained by the franchise. Kaaya was claimed off of the Lions practice squad by the Indianapolis Colts.
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