Brian Flores does not appear destined to be out of work long.
Fired by the Miami Dolphins on Monday following three seasons, Flores has already emerged as the favorite to fill the Chicago Bears’ head coaching vacancy. He is being offered at +160 by BetMGM, ahead of Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier (+600), while Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus both had +650 odds Thursday afternoon.
Bears chairman George McCaskey is leading the five-person committee searching for Chicago’s next coach and general manager. Thus far, the deep group of reported head coaching candidates includes a variety of offensive and defensive minds.
Brian Flores Hot Commodity?
One key question is whether Flores is seen as a good fit with whoever the new GM is going to be. The second is whether the Bear will be Flores’ first choice.
Houston reportedly fired coach David Culley on Thursday, and Flores is close with Texans general manager Nick Cesario from their years together with the New England Patriots. Flores is also being offered at +550 to replace Joe Judge with the Giants and +800 to replace Mike Zimmer with the Vikings.
Texans are targeting former Dolphins coach Brian Flores as their top candidate at this time, according to multiple league sources. He has a strong relationship with Nick Caserio.
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 13, 2022
Flores has been backed by the most bets to be named the Bears’ next coach with 21.3 percent at BetMGM. Frazier, whose odds opened at +500 on Thursday morning, has been supported with the most money wagered at 33.2 percent, making him the sportsbook’s biggest liability.
Daboll’s odds had lengthened from +600 while Eberflus had the biggest move with his odds shortening from +1400.
Former Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson is being offered at +800 and has drawn 17.0 percent of the bets and 19.9 percent of the money. He interviewed for the position on Wednesday while the Bears have also interviewed several GM candidates.
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