Now, a new report is surfacing, and while it also suggests that a Patriots coach could be headed to Jersey, this time it's defensive coordinator Matt Patricia's name that's being thrown around.
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.More news: California man attempting to kill spider sets apartment on fire
But Patricia may have another job in mind.
Patricia will remain in full Bill Belichick, say nothing in any public way-mode until the Patriots' season is over.More news: The Weeknd Drops H&M After Racist Ad
The New England Patriots' defensive coordinator is Detroit's top choice for its head coach vacancy over Houston Texans defensive coordinator (and former Patriot) Mike Vrabel, the MMQB's Peter King reported Wednesday. 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.
Players love Carolina defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, who interviewed with the Giants on Tuesday, and he could be the calming guy to fix a divided and mercenary NY team. 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. In fact, he is often called a 'defensive genius.'Hold on, Pats Fans....it's not who you think.However, his departure would be a major loss for the Patriots.More news: Brad Pitt Bid $120000 to Watch 'Game of Thrones' With Emilia Clarke
Patricia has been with the Patriots since 2004 and took over as defensive coordinator in 2012. Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks could enter the mix as well, as he hits the interview circuit this week.