'All signs' pointing to Matt Patricia as Giants head coach

Beth Cruz
January 11, 2018

It would also be a smart hire for the Giants.Despite reports that New England Patriots defensive coordinator, Matt Patricia, was nearly a sure-bet to end up the Detroit Lions head coach, reports have emerged that Patricia actually favors the Giants opening.

Patricia, who's served as New England's defensive coordinator since 2012, has been a candidate for other head coaching vacancies in recent years and is reportedly the top candidate for the Lions' gig as well, according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King in his latest MMQB blog.

The Giants cannot officially come to terms on a contract with Patricia until New England's season comes to an end.

Patricia and the Patriots face the Titans in the AFC Divisional Round on Saturday.

If Patricia does go to the Giants, watch out for Texans assistant and former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel in Detroit.


If the Giants elect to hire Patricia, they will need to have a plan in place for offensive coordinator. Leonard said Patricia is expected to be named as the next coach of the Giants, replacing the fired Ben McAdoo.

Patricia immediately became a favorite to land the Lions head coaching job as many considered Quinn's connection to the Patriots an advantage.

The Giants will continue (and possibly conclude) their coaching search on Wednesday with former Denver Broncos running backs/assistant coach Eric Studesville.

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia will likely be an National Football League head coach next season, but it remains to be seen exactly where. McDaniels recently interviewed with the Colts and is among the front-runners for the job. Leonard suggests Patricia could hire Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll due to their time spent together in New England.

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