Former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores, who was fired Monday, reportedly got his first interview for another vacant head coach job scheduled for Tuesday with the Chicago Bears.
Flores is expected to be a hot name for other open jobs after her surprise dismissal on Monday after consecutive winning seasons. Dolphins owner Steve Ross cited “communication and collaboration” issues as the reasons for his dismissal.
The Bears are on the hunt for a coach after firing Matt Nagy on Monday. Tuesday’s news of Flores’ interview with Chicago was the first reported by NFL Network.
Flores, in her final year with the Dolphins, got a glimpse of the Bears’ roster in two joint practices in August and a pre-season game before the 2021 season. If he gets the job, he would be in another one. scenario with a second-year quarterback selected in the first round at Justin Fields after coaching Tua Tagovailoa in his second campaign with the Dolphins last season.
The Dolphins travel to Chicago to take on the Bears in the 2022 season, so if Flores ends up there, he’ll face his former team next fall.
Miami’s first reported interview was requested with Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who worked a season with Tagovailoa at the University of Alabama.
The Bears are also looking to interview former Miami Hurricanes linebacker Glenn Cook for their vacant GM position. Cook, who played for UM from 2003 to 2008, is vice president of player personnel for the Cleveland Browns.
Flores was 24-25 in three seasons with the Dolphins and has not made the playoffs after missing a win in each of the past two seasons.