UPDATE: the Lions’ hiring of Brunell is now official.
The Detroit Lions continue their overhaul to their coaching staff and front office as they are bringing in former Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl quarterback Mark Brunell as their new quarterbacks coach.
In his playing career at quarterback, Brunell played for the Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins, New York Jets and the New Orleans Saints.
He was most noted for helping the Jaguars reach the playoffs for four consecutive seasons as a starter and won a Super Bowl with the Saints as a teammate to current Lions head coach Dan Campbell and as a backup to Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees.
As mentioned in NFL Update’s tweet above, Brunell spent a couple seasons in New York with new Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn and is hoping to bring leadership and guidance to possibly a future replacement for quarterback Matthew Stafford, who is likely going to be traded from the Lions this offseason.
He joins Lynn, defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, secondary coach Aubrey Pleasent, and running backs coach Duce Staley in the list of coaches hired for Campbell and new general manager Brad Holmes’s new look Lions team.