Brian Flores goes to be the brand new defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings.
This, based on the Vikings themselves, although it is value noting that NFL scoopster Adam Schefter additionally reported the information.
Flores was the top coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2019 to 2021 the place he went 24-25 in three seasons however notably led the franchise to back-to-back profitable seasons for the primary time since 2002-03. He went 10-6 in 2020 and 9-8 in 2021.
Minnesota head coach Kevin O’Connell really labored alongside Flores when each have been with the New England Patriots. Flores was a particular groups assistant for New England in 2008 when the Patriots drafted O’Connell as a third-round quarterback out of San Diego State.
O’Connell was an NFL quarterback for just one season and he accomplished simply 2-of-4 passes for 23 yards, however that is all water below the bridge as a result of he is rapidly made a reputation for himself as an NFL head coach at simply 37 years outdated.
The Vikings went 13-4 in O’Connell’s first season as head coach earlier than falling to the New York Giants within the Wild Card spherical.
Flores was a senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers final season.
He gained 4 Super Bowls whereas with the Patriots, together with one because the defensive play-caller ( Super Bowl LIII in 2018).