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Is Matt Patricia set to spurn the Lions for the Giants?

Is Matt Patricia set to spurn the Lions for the Giants?

Today, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reported that "all signs are pointing" to Patricia coaching the Giants.

A lot of people have speculated Patricia as the front runner to take over as the Lions next head coach, and now the New England Patriots are also planning on losing their highly-touted defensive coordinator to Detroit.

"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.

The Detroit Lions are still waiting to hire a head coach. Mike Florio of NBC Sports reported on Saturday night that the Patriots are "bracing" for Patricia to leave New England and "most likely" head to Detroit. Matthew Stafford is an established quarterback and the Lions team as a whole seems much closer to contending for a Super Bowl than the Giants do. According to National Football League rules, Patricia can not execute a contract until the Patriots' season ends.

And since he moved to defense in 2006, the Patriots have finished top-10 in fewest points allowed in 11 of 12 seasons, including a No. 1 overall ranking and Super Bowl win in 2016. Gettleman was sacked as Panthers GM over the summer, just prior to Wilks' only season as defensive coordinator, but their time in Carolina overlapped while Wilks was the defensive backs coach under defensive back Sean McDermott, who left for the Buffalo Bills head coaching job.

While the Giants look to have their man, they will not be able to officially sign Patricia until the Patriots season ends, which could be as late as February 5, the day after Super Bowl LII.

Fixing the offensive line and establishing a ground game in 2018 will enable Big Blue the ability to utilize their offensive weapons on the outside. The Bears hired Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.