If Patricia gets the Giants job, that leaves McDaniels with one other head coaching option - the Colts.
Patricia also is reportedly the Detroit Lions' top choice for their head coaching vacancy.
Gettleman made his philosophy clear at his introductory press conference late last month, via New York's team website. He's won three Super Bowls with Belichick and company during his time with the team. "So, I truly believe in that". 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. However, Sports Illustrated's Peter King reported Wednesday that he's heard Patricia favors the Giants job.
Patricia and the Patriots face the Titans in the AFC Divisional Round on Saturday.
Patricia, 43, has been the Patriots' defensive coordinator since 2012, his units finishing in the top 10 in scoring defense in each of his six seasons.
If the Giants elect to hire Patricia, they will need to have a plan in place for offensive coordinator.
The Giants averaged just 15.4 points per game during the 2017 season. Maybe, although there could be some issues at play for which the Lions could not overcome the Giants - such as proximity to family.
The former RPI offensive lineman graduated with an aeronautical engineering degree and as Pat Leonard of the Daily News wrote, "A rocket scientist has blasted his way into the lead to be the Giants' next head coach".
Patricia might be the right fit for the Giants, but fixing New York's offense has to remain a priority.