The Miami Dolphins, who fired Adam Gase a few weeks back after a lackluster 7-9 season, apparently have their new head coach. The Dolphins are set to make the announcement during a press conference on Monday afternoon.
The Dolphins are expected to hire Patriots staffer Brian Flores as their next head coach. Flores, who is technically the linebackers coach, had defensive playcalling duties this past season. He was essentially the defensive coordinator.
Flores, who just helped the Patriots win the Super Bowl with an amazing defensive game plan, will not be afforded the opportunity to celebrate much. He’s headed straight down to Miami.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that the Dolphins worked overnight with Flores’ agent to finalize terms on a contract. He’s expected to sign it before the press conference later today.
Agent Sean Kiernan from @SelectSports who represents new #Dolphins coach Brian Flores, worked overnight to finalize terms on a contract. He’ll be at the Dolphins facility early with GM Chris Grier and VP Brandon Shore. Both sides expect a signed contract before today's presser.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 4, 2019
Flores is expected to be announced as the next head coach at a 4:00 PM ET press conference.
Flores, who played at Boston College from 1999-2003, joined the Patriots staff as a scouting assistant back in 2004. He’s been with the franchise since in various roles.
The Dolphins, meanwhile have struggled the past two decades to find any kind of consistency. They’ve made the playoffs twice since 2001, but haven’t won a postseason contest.