Former Lions head coach Matt Patricia is reportedly returning to New England.
Jim McBride from Boston Globe announces that Patricia will join the Patriots to help the coaching staff in various roles. There is no word on what title Patricia will have when she returns to the team.
Patricia was the Patriots ‘defensive coordinator from 2012 until he became the Lions’ head coach after the 2017 season. He was sacked last November after going 13-29-1 in Detroit.
McBride adds that Evan Rothstein will join Patricia to move from the Lions to the Patriots. Rothstein was an assistant head coach and worked in analytics with the Lions. He took on a different role, calling for the team’s defensive plays in week 16, when COVID-19 protocols left the Lions short on coaches.