In a year that looks to be mirroring 2004, New England Patriots’ defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is expected to accept the Detroit Lions’ head coaching job in light of the vacancy left by Jim Caldwell.
According to a piece written by Mike Florio, the Patriots are preparing to lose their coordinator to the NFC North team.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Patriots are bracing for defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to leave, most likely to become the next coach of the Detroit Lions.
There have also been multiple outlets to get out tweets confirming the high probability of Patricia moving to Detroit.
— Pro Football Rumors (@pfrumors) January 7, 2018
Patriots are bracing for a Matt Patricia exit, likely as the next coach of the Lions https://t.co/9r3ijYICC6
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 7, 2018
Patricia as the defensive coordinator of the Patriots for now will be on the sideline coaching the defense in the upcoming Divisional matchup between his squad and either the Buffalo Bills or the Tennessee Titans.