Patriots DC Matt Patricia favors the Giants' head coaching job over the Lions, reports Peter King of SI.
Reports in recent days had indicated that Patricia was expected to land with the Lions, but a source indicated to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano that Patricia to the Lions wasn't a done deal.
Patricia, who interviewed with the Giants last week and is also drawing interest from the Cardinals, has been one of the favories for the job (along with McDaniels), Vacchiano reported.
The 43-year-old Patricia has served on the Patriots' coaching staff since 2004 and has been the team's defensive coordinator since 2012.
Along with Patricia, the Giants have interviewed Patriots OC Josh McDaniels (who is also drawing interest from the Colts), Vikings OC Pat Shurmur, Panthers DC Steve Wilks, and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo. They are scheduled to interview Broncos assistant head coach/running backs coach today.
Meanwhile, the Bears will hire Chiefs OC Matt Nagy as their new head coach, Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times reported on Monday.
Prior to deciding on Nagy, the Bears also had interest in McDaniles, Shurmur, and Wilks.