Brian Flores Signs on as Miami Dolphins Head Coach

The Miami Dolphins in action in December. Photo by JC Ridley/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (10041135av)

After winning Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Brian Flores took the next step in his career, moving from the Patriots to become the Dolphins’ next head coach.

Miami fired head coach Adam Gase at the conclusion of the NFL season after an underwhelming 7-9 season. The Dolphins’ new head coach comes from a longtime division rival that they are aiming to dethrone in the coming years.

Flores spent 15 years with the Patriots before making the move to Miami. He started out as a scout, then worked his way up the coaching ranks to become the Patriots’ linebackers coach and defensive playcaller in the 2016 season.

The Dolphins’ new head man, who is only 37 years old, played linebacker for Boston College from 1999 to 2003. He is a native of Brooklyn, New York.

The Miami franchise has been in a rut lately, only qualifying once for the playoffs in the past 10 seasons. Flores might have to wait to qualify again with Miami, as the franchise has openly acknowledged that they are entering a rebuilding phase.

Flores’s contract guarantees 5 years at the helm of the Dolphins, and they hope that he’ll be the man to reinvigorate a long-dormant franchise.