Michigan Legislators Pushing for Lions to Hire Robert Saleh
When it comes to choosing the next head coach for the Detroit Lions, Michigan state legislators are urging Lions owner Sheila Ford Hemp to hire San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh.
According to ESPN;s Michael Rothstein, a group of state legislators have sent a letter to Ford-Hemp pushing her to hire Saleh.
Saleh, a native of Dearborn, Michigan not only grew up in the state, but also players college football for Michigan State, which his family has had long ties with.
“We understand the difficulty of these upcoming decisions,” the letter reads. “As passionate and loyal Lions fans, we are asking you to hire Robert Saleh as the head coach of our team. He is the best candidate for the job and measures as such across every metric. A head coach like Robert can bring tremendous energy and heart to the franchise and would help us reach peaks that have seemed unobtainable for so long. We have an exceptional opportunity here and we trust you to make the best decision.
“To turn the corner and become a winning franchise, these next hiring decisions are critical. We hope that you will consider Robert Saleh as the head coach, not only for us, but for everyone across the loyal fanbase of our beloved Detroit Lions.”