Bob Quinn (American football)

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Bob Quinn
Detroit Lions
Position: General manager
Personal information
Date of birth: 1976 (age 40–41)
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[edit]

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 Connecticut in 1998 and 1999.

NFL Career[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

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[edit]

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.