The Minnesota Vikings have hired Brian Flores as their new defensive coordinator.

Flores spent last season as the Pittsburgh Steelers senior defensive assistant/linebackers coach after being fired as Head Coach by the Miami Dolphins following the 2021 season.

In his three years in charge of the Miami Dolphins from 2019-2021, Flores took a team that went 5-11 and ranked 32nd in points allowed during his first season to sixth in points allowed in 2020 and 16th in 2021, with a combined 19-14 record over those two years.

Flores spent 15 years under Bill Belichick in New England, where he began as a scouting assistant and rose through the ranks to coach the Patriots safeties from 2012-15 and linebackers from 2016-18.

Flores interviewed with the Cardinals for their head coaching position, as well as with the Falcons, Browns and Broncos as a potential DC before accepting the Minnesota job.

Minnesota Vikings new defensive coordinator Brian Flores. Photo courtsey of Forbes


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