After Brian Flores filed a landmark lawsuit against the NFL last February, many assumed his head coaching career in the league was done.
Flores, who was fired last year after one season coaching the Miami Dolphins, filed a class action suit against the NFL alleging racial discrimination in the league’s head coach hiring process. That lawsuit is currently still pending, as a judge weighs whether or not to allow the case to be decided in arbitration or open court, per this CBS Sports report.
But in the meantime, Flores could get a chance to coach again.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Arizona Cardinals have requested to interview Flores for the team’s vacant head coaching position.
“The #AZCardinals have requested permission to interview #Steelers senior defensive assistant and LBs coach Brian Flores for their vacant HC position, sources say,” Rapoport tweeted.
Flores, who spent this season as the linebackers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is one of three candidates who have so far been reported to receive interview requests from the Cardinals, along with Sean Payton and Vance Joseph.
Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill has stated that he plans to prioritize the team’s search for a general manager before hiring a head coach. The Cardinals fired head coach Kliff Kingsbury and former GM Steve Keim resigned last week.
Interestingly, the Arizona Cardinals were one of the six teams accused of wrongdoing in Flores’ lawsuit. Former Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks, who was fired after one season coaching the team, alleged that the franchise hired him as a bridge coach and didn’t offer him a real chance to succeed.
Flores’ lawsuit also accused NFL teams of conducting “sham interviews” with minority candidates to satisfy the NFL’s Rooney Rule, so the Cardinals figure to give him a fair shot at the job.
Flores will also reportedly interview with the Cleveland Browns about the team’s defensive coordinator position.
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Publish Date:2023-01-14 00:59:50