Lions Sign GM Bob Quinn To An Extension

The Detroit Lions announced Friday that they’ve signed GM Bob Quinn to a contract extension.

This move officially aligns the contracts for Quinn and new HC Matt Patricia.

Statement from Lions owner Martha Firestone:

“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.”

Statement from Lions President Rod Wood:

“The contract extension for Bob is most deserving as he continues to lead and improve our football team. 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.”

Statement from GM Bob Quinn:

“Thank you to Mrs. Ford, her family, and Rod Wood for their continued support and belief in my ability to lead this football team. 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.”

During Quinn’s two seasons in Detroit, the Lions have produced back-to-back records of 9-7, which includes one playoff appearance in 2016.