One NFC general manager told me he would not be surprised that in a short time Lombardi, the grandson of legendary Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi, became a head coach in the NFL.
"Joe is a really bright guy. He has learned under Sean Payton, who has the best offensive mind in the game and most importantly worked with one of the great students in this profession in Drew Brees. If he can straighten out the kinks in Matt Stafford's game in Detroit it won't be long that he becomes a head coach. If Dennis Allen after only being a defensive coordinator one season in Denver becomes a head coach after coaching the defensive backs with the New Orleans Saints Lombardi can make the next jump too. And that last name of his doesn't hurt his chances either."