Defensive deal with Mike Daniels stated Sunday that 13 groups contacted him after he was launched by the Inexperienced Bay Packers, however Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia had him at whats up.

“Coach Patricia, flat out,” Daniels instructed reporters, in line with the workforce’s web site, when requested why he selected to signal with the Lions.

“He is only a genius. He actually is. He understands the sport of soccer. He is aware of what it takes. So to have the ability to play for a coach like that, it means all the things. I am actually making an attempt to be restrained proper now as a result of I am so excited. If I might do a backflip proper now, I might do one, however I can not. I am actually excited.”

Daniels went so far as to say he is completely happy the Packers reduce him free so he can now play for Patricia.

“I thank God that I obtained reduce and I’ve a possibility to play for a genius,” he stated.

Daniels signed a one-year take care of the Lions on Friday. A supply instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter the contract is value $9.1 million with $7.eight million absolutely assured.

Daniels, a Professional Bowler in 2017, has 29 profession sacks, three fumble recoveries and two pressured fumbles.