Dolphins, Brian Flores Ink Five-Year Deal

The Dolphins believe that Brian Flores is the right man to turn their franchise around and they showed their confidence in him in the form of a unique contract. Flores’ deal is a fully guaranteed five-year pact, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). 

For the most part, this year’s other head coaching hires inked four-year contract with a team option for a fifth-year. Reading between the lines, it sounds like the Dolphins felt compelled to go the extra mile in order to secure their top candidate. In addition to the Dolphins, the Browns, Broncos, and Packers also considered the former Patriots de facto defensive coordinator.

The Patriots ranked 21st in yards allowed but seventh in scoring this past season, and they’ve only had one non-top-10 scoring defense in the past 13 seasons. Of those 13 years, Flores was with the organization for eight.

In a recent poll, PFR readers said they were not as high on Flores as other hires this offseason. 26% of PFR readers said that new Bucs head coach Bruce Arians was the best hire of the bunch while Flores came in at just 6.26%.

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15 comments on “Dolphins, Brian Flores Ink Five-Year Deal

  1. acarneglia

    Five years guaranteed to keep him from going back to NE once Bill Bellichick retires

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    • PeterDipersio

      McDaniels is the next in line after BB ! Flores would have never gotten the head coaching gig in NE if BB was to retire!

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  2. Thronson5

    I like the hire, not as much as Fangio and Arians but I do like it. Not sure about some of the other ones though. Bengals, Browns particularly I am not fond of just because I am really not sure of those guys but I do hope them the best.

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  3. Z-A

    5 year deal? Pretty bold. So they’ll fire him after a year or two if he doesnt win a Super Bowl?

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    • TheTruth12

      Why are people on here so stupid? The Dolphins are REBUILDING, they are tanking this year. The Dolphins are not the Cards not gonna hire a coach and give him a crappy roster then fire him for not winning. I don’t think anyone in the Dolphins org or their fans expect a Super Bowl or anything close anytime soon

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      • jorge78

        No coffee this morning truth? You don’t have to get personal…..

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      • Z-A

        You mean the team that fired Nick Saban after 2 years? They haven’t had a head coach last more than 4 years since Wannstedt (mid 2004). And the trend in the NFL does not bode for patience. You’re assuming the Dolphins will exercise patients? There must be whiskey in your coffee.

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        • XxMadDogxX

          I hope they only exercise patients that are physically capable…

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        • birdland

          Flores is in a great situation. Not expected to do anything but coach players up and develop for 2 years then try to sniff the playoffs by year 3. years 4 and 5 will show if he’s earned another contract.

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    • trumpcards29

      Yeah that’s a dumb move going 5 years. I’m not saying they’re gonna pull an Arizona and can him after 1 year, but no way he makes it past 3 years. The NFL is fickle. In 2 or 3 years, there will be another flashy coordinator who’s catching everyone’s eye and teams like the Dolphins will start this dance all over again.

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  4. goldenmisfit

    It is a dumb move going five years but then again Miami and dumb moves kind of go hand-in-hand.

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