Lions give new head coach Dan Campbell a six-year deal

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Newly hired head coach of the Detroit Lions Dan Campbell has been given a six-year contract from the team.

It’s an odd deal for a new head coach, especially with the team failing the last three seasons under former coach Matt Patricia who had a .321 winning percentage and 13-28 record before getting fired.

Campbell has been New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton’s top assistant for the last five years, and he was an assistant coach for the Miami Dolphins from 2010 to 2015.

He’s said to be a “player’s coach and motivator,” but we’ll see how he does moving forward.

Campbell will have to make a decision on whether he wants to move forward with quarterback Matt Stafford, or move on to begin a team rebuild.

Let’s hope the Lions front office knows what they’re doing hiring a new head coach for the long-term.

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