Signs pointing to Matt Patricia as Giants coach

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia

According to the New York Daily News, all signs point to Patricia becoming the next coach of the Giants.

While Patricia is favored to be chosen by the Giants, the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals are also interested in Patricia, whose calling card is a wild-man appearance featuring a bushy beard and backward hat.

Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. The Patriots will play the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round of the playoffs on Saturday. National Football League rules state Patricia can not execute a contract until the Patriots' season ends.

All signs pointed to Patricia taking over in Detroit, where he interviewed with during New England's postseason bye week.

If Patricia does take the Giants job, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel would become the leading candidate in Detroit, King reported. During that span, NY has had five other coaches: Ray Handley (1991-92), Dan Reeves (1993-96), Jim Fassel (1197-2003), Tom Coughlin (2004-2015) and Ben McAdoo (2016-17).

The Giants will continue (and possibly conclude) their coaching search on Wednesday with former Denver Broncos running backs/assistant coach Eric Studesville. Meantime, here's what Lions fans are saying to the news.

Patricia has been with the Patriots since 2004, serving as an offensive assistant, and offensive line coach, linebackers coach, and safeties coach before being named their defensive coordinator in 2012. McDaniels recently interviewed with the Colts and is among the front-runners for the job. "I was not reporting then, and am not reporting now, that the Lions will hire or are likely to hire Patricia".