ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Detroit Lions have fired Tom Lewand and Martin Mayhew. This is huge news as this is a move that fans have been waiting all week for and it finally happened. The next steps are to find the replacements for both of them. One potential target is ESPN analyst Louis Riddick who has served in the front office of several teams but has not yet been a general manager.
The move shows that Martha Ford is not as patient as her late husband William Clay Ford was. Ian Rapaport has confirmed Schefter’s report and added that more firings are coming. There have also been reports the Brian Xanders is a candidate for the job and as long as he does not get fired today as well, he is likely taking over in the interim as the general manager even though nothing has been announced.
Update: Sheldon White is the interim General Manager instead of Brian Xanders.