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Vikings Hire Brian Flores As Defensive Coordinator

Written by Tony Ghaul

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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