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The Saints Have 3 Interviews Scheduled This Week

A New Orleans Saints helmet sitting on the field.

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 13: A New Orleans Saints helmet sits on the turf before the start of the Saints and Baltimore Ravens preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The New Orleans Saints were the last team to lose their head coach this cycle following the retirement of Sean Payton. But they're moving quickly enough with their search to avoid being the last team to hire a replacement.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Saints have three high-profile head coaching interviews this week. The interviewees include former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn and Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen. All three interviews should be completed by Thursday.

Flores is coming off a 24-25 run with the Miami Dolphins that saw him go 19-14 over the past two years. He was fired after narrowly missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons.

Glenn is a former Saints cornerback who served as their defensive backs coach from 2016 to 2020. He's coming off his first year as full defensive coordinator.

Allen has been the Saints defensive coordinator since 2015 and has built the unit from a being one of the worst in the league to one of the best. He also has head coaching experience, going 8-28 in three years with the Raiders.

New Orleans Saints fans would probably have few objections to any of those three coaches getting hired. All three have built strong reputations over the past few years.

The Saints are at a bit of a crossroads in their franchise's history. While they only narrowly missed the playoffs in their first year post-Drew Brees, the quarterback situation remains an unsettled mystery.

It's been over 50 years since the Saints took a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft. And that was the great Archie Manning himself.

That streak could come to an end this year.