The Detroit Lions have fired coach Jim Schwartz after missing this season's playoffs, reports cbssports.
Having lost six of their last seven games, the Lions consequently missed out on the playoffs which has ultimately cost Schwartz his job.
Schwartz had been at the Lions for five seasons and finished with 29-51, however he will be remembered for his great success when he helped the Lions back into the playoffs after taking over in 2008.
However after such a disappointing end to the season, it doesn't come as any real surprise that Schwartz has been relieved of his duties despite having only recently extended his contract worth $12 million.
It's not yet known as to whether Martin Mayhew will keep his role as the GM at the Lions as they now look to the future without Schwartz.
It will now be interesting to see just who replaces Schwartz as coach of the Lions.