It’s Day 5 of the Detroit Lions’ head coaching search and the team has now completed its sixth interview. The team announced on Friday night that they have finished their interview with Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.
The #Lions have completed a head coaching interview with New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia.— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 6, 2018
Patricia was one of the first names linked to the Lions, and is one of two front-runners (along with Mike Vrabel) according to the Detroit Free Press. Initial reports had the Lions scheduled to interview Patricia sometime this weekend, but it appears that was pushed up in their schedule.
The Lions aren’t the only one courting Patricia for his services. The Giants also interviewed the Patriots defensive coordinator on Friday and the Arizona Cardinals are expected to meet with him on Saturday.
Here’s a look at the six interviews the Lions have completed thus far: