DETROIT — Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz led the Lions to a disappointing 4-11 season with one more chance at a fifth win today against the Chicago Bears.
In his four seasons with the Lions, Schwartz is 22-41 after taking over an 0-16 team. He’s had one winning season when they finished 10-6 in 2011.
Today there are conflicting reports on his job status for next season.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday that the Ford family has discussed buying out Schwartz’s contract and moving on. Reportedly they are unhappy with the culture of the team.
Jason LaCanfora, the insider for CBSSports.com, reports that Schwartz is safe as does ProFootballTalk.com.
Schwartz signed a contract extension before the season through 2015.
A week ago, Adam Schefter reported that Schwartz is safe.
The Ford family has a long history of loyalty to general managers and coaches. It’d be surprising to see them give up on schwartz or general manager Martin Mayhew.
Expect they will both get another season to turn situation around.