Report: Dolphins targeting Brian Flores as head coach
The Miami Dolphins are the last remaining NFL team without a head coach in place for the 2019 season, but they apparently have their target.
The Dolphins have narrowed the focus of their search to New England Patriots defensive coach Brian Flores, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2019
Flores, a former linebacker at Boston College, began as a scout with the Patriots in 2004. He has worked as an assistant on Bill Belichick’s coaching staff since 2008 and was serving as the de facto defensive coordinator this season. Last year, he interviewed for the Arizona Cardinals job that went to Steve Wilks. He was linked to multiple jobs this offseason, though all have been filled exception Miami’s.
The Dolphins fired Adam Gase after the season. He had gone 23-25 over three years with the team. Gase ended up with the New York Jets, so if Miami hires Flores, that would mean both teams with vacancies stayed within the division to find their new coaches. Hiring Flores would also mean that the Dolphins do not end up with a grand hire that was rumored.