The Lions could lose more than just coordinators this offseason


Everyone’s been talking about it for a while now. This could be the last year that both Ben Johnson and Aaron Glenn are with the Detroit Lions. Both are expected to get interviews this offseason and Johnson is expected to be one the leagues most sought after head coaching prospects. 

But those aren’t the only two guys that could possibly be on their way out. I think it’s important to consider that if both guys leave, they might take other coaches with them. So the Lions could be doing a lot of staffing changes in the offseason. But that’s not what I’m talking about today. 

I’m talking a member of the Lions front office that could be in line for a general manager position elsewhere in 2024. I’m talking assistant general manager Ray Agnew.

It was announced on Thursday that Agnew would attend the NFL’s annual Front Office and General Manager Accelerator next week. The accelerator is designed to help front offices in the NFL become more diverse and help front office members move up the ladder and get a general manager job or higher. Each team sends one front office member and they get to meet with some of higher ups from each team in the league. The Lions chose Ray Agnew to be there’s. 

It would be no surprise to see Agnew move into a general manager role. The former Super Bowl winning defensive tackle joined the Rams front office in 2017 and became the teams director of pro personnel. He had a hand in building the Rams 2018 NFC championship team the playoff teams that came after it. He came over with Brad Holmes in 2021 and has done a phenomenal job. 

Where would he wind up? That’s a good question. We know now that the Raiders will be looking for a new GM after firing David Ziegler after their loss to the Lions. Some other teams that could be on the hunt for a new GM are the Bears, the Chargers, the Patriots and the Panthers. It’s really all going to depend on what happens that Monday after Week 18. 

If it doesn’t happen this offseason, it could happen later for sure. This is what happens with good teams. Other teams come and take pieces away in an effort to replicate what the good team did. The Lions have been doing it for years. Now it seems it’s their turn to get picked apart. 

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