Detroit Lions to hire Jett Modkins as an assistant Special Teams coach

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The Detroit Lions are planning to hire Jett Modkins as assistant Special Teams coach.

Modkins is the son of former Lions’ running backs coach Curtis Modkins and the pair coached on the Denver Broncos staff the last season. The elder Modkins was still focusing on coaching running backs, while Jett was an intern.

A former running back at Glendale (Arizona) Community College and Mesa (Arizona) Community College, Modkins’ first coaching stop was in 2019 as a defensive volunteer coach with Akron University.

In 2020, Modkins was hired as part of the Broncos Diversity Coaching Intern program and his primary responsibilities were as an offensive quality control coach.

Following the season, Modkins was part of a group of NFL assistant coaches, who took on a leadership role with the East-West Shrine Bowl Professional Development Opportunity program, which “aims to increase professional development opportunities for coaches and draft-eligible players”.

With no game this offseason due to COVID-19, this was an opportunity for Modkins to help college players hoping to make it to the NFL to “participate in various virtual training/informational drills with current NFL coaches”.

With the Lions, Modkins will continue his coaching career arc by working directly under special teams coordinator Dave Fipp, who was hired by coach Dan Campbell two weeks ago.