While many people were wrapping up a busy week of work, the Detroit Lions swiftly and quietly agreed to a contract extension with head coach Jim Schwartz late on Friday afternoon.
The 46-year-old coach's new deal will quite obviously span multiple seasons, but the terms and length of the contract were unknown. What is clear, however, is that the Lions knew full well how badly they needed to do everything in their power to keep such a promising young coach in Motown.
After brushing aside numerous questions in recent months about his lack of long-term security due to his once-expiring deal, the enigmatic Schwartz can finally rest assured that the topic of discussion will finally shift away from him and to his football team. Arguably the biggest driving force in Detroit's complete 180 degree turnaround as an organization, it's comforting for Lions fans that Schwartz won't be going anywhere for a while.