CBS Sports predicts Brian Flores will be Giants’ next head coach

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The New York Giants are currently interviewing finalists for their general manager position and that search should wrap up in the coming days. Once it does, the team will shift their attention to the available head coaches.

There are plenty of options out there at the moment, including several men that are either reportedly interested in the job or that the Giants are reportedly interested in.

With as many as eight teams looking for a new head coach, it’s tough to guess who will land where. But Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports tried to make those predictions anyway.

In an article designed to match team with new head coach, Kerr has the Giants ultimately hiring Brian Flores.

New York Giants: Brian Flores (former Dolphins HC)

Flores is arguably the biggest name on the market and Giants owner John Mara reportedly has “great respect” for the former Dolphins coach. The Giants have yet to interview Flores (they’re still searching for a general manager), but New York needs a significant culture change in the locker room.

Flores had his issues in Miami, from coaching changes to his handling of Tua Tagovailoa — but he is the only head coach to start a season 1-7 and finish with a winning record (2021). The Dolphins went 24-25 in his three seasons, with two winning campaigns. Flores went 24-18 in his final 42 games as a head coach.

Hiring another Belichick assistant may not be ideal for the Giants, but Flores seems cut from a different cloth than the others. The Giants need to rebuild the culture in order to build a winner. Players respect Flores and will appreciate his leadership.

While Flores makes sense as an option, the Giants appear to be trending toward Joe Schoen as their next general manager. That’s significant because most seem to believe that if Schoen is hired, Brian Daboll is likely to come with him as head coach.

In the event Schoen is somehow passed over or takes another GM job, that opens the door to Ryan Poles and potentially Joe Hortiz. In that scenario, Flores becomes a more likely hire — although not necessarily a sure thing.

The situation remains fluid and very much up in the air. It’s going to be an interesting few days/weeks for the Giants.

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