New England Patriots defensive playcaller Brian Flores will lead the Miami Dolphins into a new era as their head coach, the team announced Monday.
Flores was signed to a five-year deal, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Of the eight new head coaches hired this winter in the NFL, Flores was the only one to receive five fully guaranteed years, according to the source.
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Dolphins general manager Chris Grier, in charge of his first coaching search, sought someone with similar beliefs of how to build a contender.
While preparing for the Super Bowl, Flores also began to hire a Miami staff. The group is expected to include former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell as assistant head coach, Patriots receivers coach Chad O’Shea as offensive coordinator and Packers assistant Patrick Graham as defensive coordinator.
“Two things that stand out immediately when you meet Brian are his football intelligence and leadership skills,” Grier said in a statement. “Brian is widely respected throughout the NFL. He paid his dues in New England working in personnel, on offense, defense and special teams, which helped him build a great understanding of what it takes to win.
“If you talk with anyone who has played for him or worked with him, you will hear about his ability to lead and get the most out of people. Brian sets a high standard for his players and coaches and we are completely aligned with our vision on how to build a successful organization.“nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap
Flores is also the first full-time minority coach in franchise history and one of four minority coaches currently in the NFL.
Flores takes over a team that seems headed for somewhat of a rebuild, as owner Stephen Ross alluded to after firing Gase.