By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
The New England Patriots may lose more than just Joe Judge to the New York Giants this offseason.
With Judge officially hired as New York’s new head coach on Wednesday, ESPN’s Jordan Raanan believes that Patriots defensive line coach Bret Bielema will be ‘in the mix’ to be Judge’s defensive coordinator with the Giants.
Judge and the Giants’ reported interest in Bielema would continue a trend of Patriot coordinators taking assistants with them on their way out the door, as then-Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores did something similar by plucking then-receivers coach Chad O’Shea and installing him as the offensive coordinator upon his move from New England to Miami as the new head coach of the Dolphins. (O’Shea, of course, has since been fired by the ‘Fins.)
Bielema, a college head coach for 11 years between Wisconsin and Arkansas, has been with the Patriots since the start of the 2018 season, starting out as a defensive consultant before becoming the d-line’s coach this past season.