Wilkins will assume the same position he held the past two seasons with the Giants under coordinator Wink Martindale.
Former #Ravens and #Giants OLBs coach Drew Wilkins is taking the same job on the #Patriots staff under Jerod Mayo, source said. Wilkins reunites with current #Patriots OLB Matt Judon, who made 2 Pro Bowls in Baltimore working with Wilkins.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 11, 2024
Wilkins and his brother Kevin, a defensive assistant with the Giants, were fired last month by head coach Brian Daboll in an effort to push Martindale out the door.
The tactic worked. Martindale left and the Giants hired a new defensive coordinator, Shane Bowen, to replace him. Martindale took the DC job at the University of Michigan this past week.
It had also been reported earlier last week that Wilkins had become a hot commodity on the coaching circuit, specifically at the college level.