Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia will likely be an National Football League head coach next season, but it remains to be seen exactly where.
On Wednesday, Leonard reported that "all signs" pointed to the Giants hiring the Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator.
Peter King of TheMMQB.com reports that the Lions like Patricia, but that Patricia "favors" the Giants job.
"The Giants are conducting their sixth and final interview with former Broncos RB coach Eric Studesville on Wednesday, but the feeling is Patricia and the Giants may have found themselves a ideal match, " the Daily News's Pat Leonard wrote.
If Patricia does go to the Giants, watch out for Texans assistant and former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel in Detroit. The Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears and the Giants interviewed McDaniels, while the Arizona Cardinals interviewed Flores. But background work has and can be done to hire head coaches, with an official announcement to come quickly once a candidate is done in a previous job. Shurmur holds a 9-23 head coaching record during two seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2011-12), but has flourished in Minnesota having revived the career of backup-turned-starter Case Keenum as the Vikings' quarterback in 2017.
Many Lions fans, including myself, spent quite a bit of time scrolling through their Twitter feeds today, hoping to find any information regarding the Patricia to NY speculation. All of that said, I was still surprised that Matt Patricia's name has seemingly risen above all other candidates to this point. Patricia earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he played as an offensive lineman. During that span, NY has had five other coaches: Ray Handley (1991-92), Dan Reeves (1993-96), Jim Fassel (1197-2003), Tom Coughlin (2004-2015) and Ben McAdoo (2016-17).