Report: Lions to retain coach Jim Caldwell for next season

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 13: Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions watches from the sideline in the second quarter against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 13, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions will keep head coach Jim Caldwell throught at least next season amid questions about his future with the team, reports ESPN.com's Adam Schefter.

Caldwell has been Detroit's head coach for the last three seasons, compiling a 27–22 record with two playoff appearances.

“Job questions come no matter what in our business,” Caldwell said last week. “That's just kind of the way it is. They happen to you when you're winning it all. They happen to you when you're struggling.

“It's just kind of the nature of the business, so you have to understand that they are going to come.”

This season, Detroit sprinted out to a 9–4 record and a two-game lead in the NFC North heading into Week 15, but ended up losing their final three games to earn one of the Wild Card berths in the NFC.

The Lions will take on the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night.

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