Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that new Lions GM Bob Quinn has met with HC Jim Caldwell on at least four different occasions.
However, Quinn has yet to make a decision regarding Caldwell’s future with the team.
Florio seems to think the fact that there hasn’t been a decision made could be an indication that Quinn has a wish list of candidates that includes none of the names that other teams have seriously considered.
This would explain why they appear to be taking their time making a decision.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press previously reported that Quinn had his eye on Patriots OC Josh McDaniels to be the team’s next head coach, so that’s at least something to watch if the job ends up being available.
Caldwell is in the second year of his contract with the Lions and has led them to a a record of 18-14 (56.3 percent) to go along with one playoffs appearance.
We’ll have more regarding Caldwell’s future as the news is available.
New Lions GM Bob Quinn told reporters during his introductory press conference that no decision has been made regarding HC Jim Caldwell returning for the 2016 season, per Tim Twentyman.
Instead, Quinn is hoping to get to know Caldwell over the next few days and says there’s no timetable for a decision, per Twentyman.
According to Quinn, the decision regarding Caldwell is his alone and he has no preconceived notions going in the situation or any mandate from ownership, per Twentyman.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Lions HC Jim Caldwell will meet with the team’s brass, including new GM Bob Quinn today.
However, Rapoport adds that “it doesn’t look good for him.”
Over the weekend, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported that Caldwell was on his way back into Detroit to meet Quinn, and ultimately determine his fate.
John Wooten, chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance that promotes diversity in NFL hiring, told Birkett that he believes Caldwell deserves to return for a third season.
“He realizes that he needs to get back there because they need to sit down and go through what you need to do in terms of, you’ve got a new guy now, therefore this guy’s in charge and therefore you need to sit down with him face to face and go over it,” Wooten said. “And he’s prepared to do that and he will do that. I think that he knows that he should stand on his record. His record is good enough that they’re moving on forward … that he has them on the right track.”
The Lions’ have maintained that this decision will ultimately be up to Quinn, even though indications have been that they may be willing to give Caldwell another year at the helm.