Patricia to Giants? "All Signs" Point to 'Yes'

Patricia to Giants?

Leonard even went so far as to debunk the idea a deal with the Lions is essentially done, with some indication Patricia prefers the Giants over the Lions.

All signs are pointing to Matt Patricia, the New England Patriots defensive coordinator with a degree in aeronautical engineering, as the man the Giants will hire to point Big Blue back in the right direction. Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur could be in play there, or with the Giants.

Earlier, it was reported that Patricia might join the Lions as head coach [VIDEO], replacing Jim Caldwell, who was sacked after the team missed the playoffs. Many believed he'd be headed to the Lions, but it has since been reported that he favors the Giants over the other two teams. If Patricia takes the Giants' open job, Vrabel could land the Lions gig, per King.

"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.

Matt Patricia is one of the hottest names in the head coaching market.

The New York Giants and newly appointed general manager Dave Gettleman continue to do their due diligence in the search for franchise's next head coach.

Although the Giants and Patricia cannot make any type of formal agreement until the Patriots' season is over, the spot can essentially be held for him, like the Falcons did for Dan Quinn and more recently the 49ers did for Kyle Shanahan. Leonard said Patricia is expected to be named as the next coach of the Giants, replacing the fired Ben McAdoo.

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