Lions hire Bob Quinn away from Patriots to be GM

Posted at 8:22 PM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 20:22:51-05

Detroit (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to a deal in principle with Bob Quinn to be their general manager.

Lions President Rod Wood confirmed the agreement Friday night.

Quinn has been the New England Patriots’ director of pro scouting.

The Lions have been looking for a GM since firing Martin Mayhew midway through the season. They promoted Sheldon White on an interim basis and he was among the candidates to get the job.

Quinn’s first task will be to decide whether to retain or fire coach Jim Caldwell.