In a very terse statement, the Detroit Lions announced that they have fired general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia.
The Detroit Lions announced today that Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia have been relieved of their duties. pic.twitter.com/Tz5Rc7y53Y
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 28, 2020
Quinn was hired in 2016 after the Lions went 7-9 in 2015. Quinn inherited head coach Jim Caldwell, who led the club to a 9-7 record in both 2016 and 2017, reaching the playoffs in the former season. Caldwell was then fired and replaced by Patricia, a former New England Patriots assistant under Bill Belichick. Patricia's Lions finished 6-10 in 2018 and 3-12-1 in 2019. This season, the Lions started off 3-3, but has since lost four out of five games to drop to 4-7. In their last two games, they lost 20-0 to the Carolina Panthers, who are now 4-7, and 41-25 to the Houston Texans, who are also 4-7, just two days ago on Thanksgiving.
UPDATE: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will take over as interim head coach.