The Miami Dolphins appear to have finally found their next head coach. The team is reportedly working on a contract deal with San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel, making him the 11 full-time head coach for the franchise. The move comes after the team completed final round interviews with both McDaniel and Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.
The Dolphins took almost a month to find their replacement for Brian Flores, interviewing several potential candidates before narrowing it down to Moore or McDaniel. It appears the final interviews pushed McDaniel to the lead, though Moore reportedly left the interview believing he could also land the job - to the point that a report indicated he was starting to put together a list of potential assistant coaches for his staff if he were to get Miami’s job.
We will continue to update the latest as it becomes known as the Dolphins finalize their deal to make McDaniel the next head coach of the Dolphins.
Next Miami Dolphins head coach:
Mike McDaniel, San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator - Requested - Second interview - Contract Deal Being Negotiated
Brian Daboll, Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator - Requested - Hired by Giants
Kellen Moore, Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator - Requested - Second Interview
Dan Quinn, Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator - Requested - Reportedly staying in Dallas
Vance Joseph, Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator - Requested
Leslie Frazier, Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator - Requested
Who could be next for Dolphins? - A quick look at possible candidates
Three candidates Miami should consider - Josh Houtz provides his favorite candidates
Flores statement following firing
Dolphins fire Flores to improve ‘communication and collaboration’
Brian Flores expected to interview with the Bears
Other NFL Hirings
Chicago Bears: Matt Eberflus (former Colts OC)
Denver Broncos: Nathaniel Hackett (former Packers OC)
Jacksonville Jaguars: Doug Pederson (former Eagles HC)
Las Vegas Raiders: Josh McDaniels (former Patriots OC)
New Orleans Saints:
New York Giants: Brian Daboll (former Bills OC)