Lions reportedly offered Iowa State coach Matt Campbell $68.5 million

Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell wasn’t the top coach on the team’s wishlist this offseason. He might not have been the top Campbell, either.According to a report from CBS Sports, Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell was offered an eight-year, $68.5 million contract to leave Ames and take over the Lions.The contract would have exceeded the seven-year, $62.5 million deal the Carolina Panthers gave Matt Rhule in 2020 to leave Baylor.Matt Campbell has a 70-43 record in 10 seasons as coach at Toledo and Iowa State.When Matt Campbell publicly announced his commitment to Iowa State on Jan. 9, Dan Campbell was interviewed the next day and hired within a week. His contract reportedly is worth around $3 million per season.

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