Head coach Brian Flores was fired by the Miami Dolphins on Monday.
In three seasons, Flores had 24 wins and posted a 9-8 record in 2021 to follow up a 10-win campaign in 2020.
But the former New England Patriots defensive coordinator suffered through a 1-7 start and had two seven-game losing streaks in three seasons.
FOX Sports reported Flores might not have been fully on board with making a quarterback change from Tua Tagovailoa this offseason, and owner Stephen Ross is believed to have his hopes set on acquiring Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson or another veteran.
Flores was 24-25 in three seasons with the Dolphins. He had no experience as a head coach but was strongly endorsed by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
“I made a decision today to part ways with Brian Flores,” Ross said Monday in a statement issued by the team. “After evaluating where we are as an organization and what we need going forward to improve, I determined that key dynamics of our football organization weren’t functioning at a level I want it to be and felt that this decision was in the best interest of the Miami Dolphins. I believe we have a talented young roster in place and have the opportunity to be much better in 2022. I want to thank Brian for his hard work and wish him nothing but the best in his future.”
–Field Level Media