Jon Dykema

Manager of Football Administration / Lead Counsel


Jon Dykema embarks upon his ninth season with the Lions and his third as the team’s manager of football administration & lead counsel after previously serving as staff counsel (2011-2014) and general counsel (2015).

In his current role, Dykema’s responsibilities include overseeing the legal aspects of the club’s football operation, negotiating player contracts, assisting with the club’s salary cap planning and management, directing analytics initiatives and coordinating with the league office regarding CBA compliance, player contracts and grievances. He also functions as the club’s privacy officer for HIPAA compliance and helps manage the organization’s government relations strategy and policies. In 2013, Dykema was selected to represent the Lions at the NFL-Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program for Managers.