Bob Quinn (American football)

Bob Quinn
Detroit Lions
Position: General manager
Personal information
Date of birth: 1976 (age 3940)
Place of birth: Norwood, Massachusetts
Career information
High school: Norwood (MA)
College: Connecticut
Career history
As coach:
As executive:
As administrator:

Bob Quinn (born 1976) is an American football executive who is the current general manager of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL).

Early life

After graduating from Norwood High School in 1994, Quinn attended the University of Connecticut, earning a bachelor's degree in political science in 1998, and earning his master's degree in sports management in 2000. He was a graduate assistant for the school in 1998 and 1999.

Coaching career

New England Patriots

Quinn joined the New England Patriots in 2000 as a player personnel assistant, spending two seasons in that position. He spent another two seasons as a pro scout, four seasons as a regional scout, and one season as a national scout before being promoted to assistant director of pro personnel in 2009.[1] Quinn was promoted to Director of Pro Scouting in May 2012.[2]

Detroit Lions

On January 8, 2016, the Detroit Lions hired Quinn as general manager.[3]


  1. Reiss, Mike (2009-07-21). "Coaching & scouting nuggets". Reiss' Pieces. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  2. Rodak, Mike (2012-07-06). "Updated Look at Scouting Staff".
  3. Twentyman, Tim (January 8, 2016). "Lions hire general manager". Detroit Lions. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
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