Detroit Lions: 5 midseason coaching replacements for Matt Patricia

Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
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Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions
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If the Detroit Lions decide to fire Matt Patricia midseason, here are some possible replacements

It hasn’t been an ideal start for the Detroit Lions in 2020 as they have lost their first two games of the young season. Even worse, those defeats came at the hands of divisional opponents in the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.

Detroit’s next two games before their Week Five bye are against the 2-0 Arizona Cardinals on the road and the 1-0 New Orleans Saints at Ford Field. So, it’s very possible the Lions could enter their bye week winless.

With Sheila Ford Hamp taking over as principal owner of the Lions back in June, the organization could be heading in an exciting, new direction. And that could begin with the team moving on from both head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn sometime soon.

A clear message was sent after last season’s poor 3-12-1 performance that Lions’ ownership expects Detroit to be a playoff contender in 2020. And with a new owner in place, Hamp may be itching to make her mark on the struggling franchise in a significant way. And the Lions starting the regular season 0-2 could soon present an avenue to do so.

Heading into his third year as head coach, it appears Patricia is on the hottest of hot seats in Motown. And if the winless Lions continue to struggle, it’s conceivable that the brass in Detroit could choose to make a swift change in an effort to save the season. If they do, here are our best guesses who might be tapped to replace Patricia as head coach midseason.