DETROIT, Mich. — Wednesday morning, the Detroit Lions officially announced that Dan Campbell will be their new head coach. Multiple sources confirmed that Campbell and the Lions agreed to a six-year deal. However, the Lions didn’t disclose any terms. The team will introduce him at a news conference on Jan. 21.
Campbell is very familiar with the Lions organization. He played tight end for the Lions from 2006-08.
After the 2008 season, he retired and made the transition from playing to coaching. In 2010, he started as a coaching intern with the Dolphins and was promoted to the tight ends coach in 2011. He was the interim head coach in 2015 after Joe Philbin and the Dolphins parted ways. A year later, he was hired as the assistant head coach and tight ends coach for the Saints and remained with the organization until the end of their 2020 season.