Albert Breer of TheMMQB reports that the Lions and OC Jim Bob Cooter have mutually agreed to part ways.
Breer says that other NFL teams have shown interest in Cooter the last few days.
The Lions have already confirmed the news:
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 1, 2019
There had been talk that the Lions were likely to move on from Cooter after the season, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.
One name to watch for the Lions’ offensive coordinator job is QBs coach George Godsey.
Cooter, 34, began his NFL coaching career with the Colts back in 2009 as an offensive assistant. He had brief stints with the Chiefs and Broncos before the Lions hired him as their QBs coach in 2014.
Detroit promoted Cooter to offensive coordinator during the 2015 season and he’s remained in the role ever since.
In 2018, the Lions’ offense ranked No. 24 in total yards, No. 25 in points scored, No. 23 in rushing yards and No. 20 passing yards.