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Saints Bringing in Big Name to Interview for Head-Coaching Job

Isaiah De Los Santos
The New Orleans Saints plan to bring in a high-profile candidate to interview for their head-coaching vacancy.
The New Orleans Saints plan to bring in a high-profile candidate to interview for their head-coaching vacancy. / Todd Kirkland/GettyImages

The New Orleans Saints are without a head coach for the first time since 2006, when Sean Payton was hired. New Orleans knows how important it is to hire the right person, so the organization will go through intensive process to find their next HC.

Saints Head Coach Search

It turns out one high-profile name is among the candidates the Saints plan to interview.

Brian Flores Saints

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores will be requested to interview for New Orleans' opening. Flores still holds high regard around the league despite the power struggle that led to his firing in Miami, so it's exciting to hear the Saints have a chance at landing the sought-after defensive mind.

There's one potential hiccup, though: Flores is a finalist for the New York Giants' opening at head coach, and they're expected to decide this weekend. If Flores is the pick, then New Orleans likely would be out of luck.

There's no question the Saints would be the more attractive landing spot for Flores, but he might not want to risk losing the Giants job in order to speak with New Orleans. That could put him in a tricky spot if he's forced to decide between taking a job offer from New York or hearing from the Saints.

Flores' firing sent shockwaves through the league earlier this offseason. After going 5-11 in his first year with the Dolphins, he led his team to a winning record in 2020 and 2021. That included helping Miami rally from a 1-7 start to finish 9-8 this year.

There's not many more exciting options on the market as possible Payton replacements, and Flores' defensive expertise could take the Saints to the next level on that side of the ball in 2022.

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