DETROIT - 2007: Dan Campbell of the Detroit Lions poses for his 2007 NFL headshot at photo day in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Getty Images)

Former Detroit Lion player and New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Dan Campbell has been announced as the new head coach of the 2021 Detroit Lions.

Detroit brought in Campbell after hiring Brad Holmes as General Manager last week. Campbell reportedly has a six-year contract.

“This is an exciting day for our organization as we introduce Dan Campbell as the new head coach of the Detroit Lions,” Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp said in a statement. “With more than 20 years of experience as both a coach and player in the National Football League, Dan knows the rigors of professional football and what it takes to be successful. He will help promote the culture we want to establish across our organization, while also bringing with him high energy, a respect for the game and an identity with which everyone can align themselves.”


Check out some accomplishments and history on our new Detroit Lions head coach, 44 year old Dan Campbell:

-Spent 10 years in the NFL as a tight end

-Played for the Giants, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions

-Was a Detroit Lion from 2006-2008

-Played tight end at Texas A&M University

-Was picked in the 3rd round (#79) by the New York Giants in 1999

-Won the Ed Block Courage Award in 2005

-91 receptions for 934 yards and 11 touchdowns in 134 career games in the NFL

-Was a member of the Super Bowl winning New Orleans Saints in 2010

-Went 5-7 as interim head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2015

-Was an assistant coach and tight ends coach for New Orleans since 2016