Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores filed a lawsuit against the NFL for their racial hiring practices. While this was a huge risk, Flores still has plans to coach in the league for the 2022 season.
According to Saints reporter Katherine Terrell, Flores had an interview with the New Orleans Saints the same day he filed the lawsuit.
Brian Flores said he sent messages to the Saints and Texans prior to filing the lawsuit letting them know that would happen, but that he would still love to lead an NFL team. Flores interviewed with the Saints yesterday.
— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) February 2, 2022
She also noted that Flores was transparent about the situation with the Houston Texans and the Saints, Flores’ potential future employers.
Flores expressed his desire to continue coaching in the NFL after he filed the lawsuit. Dolphins reporter Marcel Louis-Jacques tweeted the news Wednesday morning.
Flores on whether he thinks he will coach again: "I'm hopeful that I will. I'm very hopeful. But I understand the risks of filing a lawsuit like this. It's something I'm passionate about. But if change comes and I never coach again, it'll be worth it."
— Marcel Louis-Jacques (@Marcel_LJ) February 2, 2022
Flores explained that he understands the risks of filing such a huge lawsuit against the league, but believes that the risk is well worth it if it results in change.
The former head coach accused the NFL of “racism in hiring.” He included multiple personal situations in the lawsuit with the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, and Miami Dolphins. Flores is suing the NFL and the threes teams involved in his allegations.
Flores was the head coach of the Dolphins from 2019 to 2021. He spent most of his career in the NFL with the New England Patriots from 2004 to 2018. The coach was a part of four Super Bowl Championships with Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and the seemingly unstoppable franchise.