Tony Dungy endorses Detroit Lions head coaching position as "perfect situation"

(WXYZ) - Former head coach Tony Dungy has been adamant about staying away from the sidelines, but that did not stop him from playing the hypothetical card with the Detroit Lions head coaching position.

"I will tell you this, I think the best job out there is the Detroit Lions," Dungy said on the Dan Patrick Show Friday morning. "That's the job I would want."

Dungy last coached for the Indianapolis Colts (2002-2008) with whom he won Super Bowl XLI over the Chicago Bears, 29-17.

"I think they're closest to the Super Bowl," Dungy said. "You look for a franchise quarterback in this day and age, you want to have a passing game because this game is all about passing, and you want people who can rush the passer and protect the lead. Detroit's got all that."

Currently, Dungy works as a color analyst for NBC's pregame show Football Night in America.

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