Giants to hire Matt Patricia as head coach?

Lynette Rowe
January 11, 2018

Today, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reported that "all signs are pointing" to Patricia coaching the Giants. Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur could be in play there, or with the Giants.

It was assumed Patricia was destined for the Lions, but in recent days reports started to come out that Patricia preferred the Giants job. Sports Illustrated's Peter King adds that while the Lions favor Patricia over Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel for their head coaching job, Patricia is now leaning towards the Giants' head coaching position, meaning Vrabel could eventually land in Motor City.

While Patricia, 43, doesn't have the head coaching experience Giants co-owner John Mara is seeking, he has been a part of three Super Bowl titles in New England, including two as defensive coordinator.

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However, the report claims that "Indianapolis is considered the more likely landing place" after the franchise's top candidate, former Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, accepted the Chicago Bears' head coaching position earlier this week.

"If the Giants give the nod to Patricia, Detroit could be Vrabel's job". He also thinks Patricia and new general manager Dave Gettleman would be on the same page in terms of putting that strong defensive team together. "The news was that the Patriots believe he will be leaving, regardless of where he ends up".

He arrived as an offensive assistant and his since helped on the offensive line, coached linebackers, safeties and overseen a unit as defensive coordinator. Leonard said Patricia is expected to be named as the next coach of the Giants, replacing the fired Ben McAdoo.

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