3. Denver Broncos
Frankly, it feels like there are just not a lot of head coaching vacancies this year.
Would Flores be interested in the possibility of joining a team like the Jacksonville Jaguars if given the opportunity? Maybe.
Are the Las Vegas Raiders going to move on from Rich Bisaccia, who just coached the team on an interim basis to a playoff berth? We’ll find out in about a week on that one.
The Vikings and Bears are going to be intriguing openings for prospective head coaches, but the Denver Broncos’ job will have appeal to coaches as well.
Broncos general manager George Paton realizes that the team’s issues since Super Bowl 50 do not lie strictly with the coaching. He wants everyone in the organization to look in the mirror this offseason, including himself. Paton’s priority (in addition to winning, of course) from a new head coach is leadership.
Given the nature of Flores’ departure in Miami, will that be a hangup for Paton? We’ll see. Paton wants to hear pitches from prospective head coaches with clear vision about how the offense will be built and that could also be a hangup with Flores given he’s had a different OC each of the last three years and didn’t apparently have the best working relationship with his young QB.
Even still, from Flores’ perspective, the Denver job could be a great opportunity. He was a finalist for the job in 2019 before the Broncos hired Vic Fangio instead.