Brian Flores has become a top candidate for head coaching positions in 2024. However, we hope that he continues to serve as the Vikings' defensive coordinator as long as possible.
It's highly likely that someone will hire Flores in the near future so the Vikings front office needs to be prepared. Fortunately, there are a number of suitable replacements if Flores is plucked away from Kevin O’Connell and the Vikings.
After the firing of Ed Donatell at the end of the 2022 season, Vikings fans were left wondering who was going to take over one of the league's worst units. Nobody could expect the success that defensive coordinator Brian Flores has had in 2023 especially considering the Vikings made minimal additions from the 2022 unit.
Flores has built up this defense into one of the best in the league which is great for this season but in 2024 teams are going to be lining up for Flores's services to turn not just their defense but their entire franchise around.
Let's take a look at a few potential options as replacements for the next Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator if Brian Flores exits after this season.