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Brian Flores

Defensive Coordinator


Brian Flores enters his second season with the Minnesota Vikings as defensive coordinator in 2024, bringing two decades of NFL experience to Head Coach Kevin O'Connell's staff. Flores spent the 2022 season as the senior defensive assistant/linebackers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers before joining the Vikings coaching staff on Feb. 6, 2023.

In his first season in Minnesota, Flores helped the Vikings defense improve from 31st overall in 2022 to 16th in 2023, including posting top-eight rankings in both rushing yards per play (fourth) and rushing yards per game (eighth). The Vikings led the NFL in forced fumbles with 21, three more than any other team in the league, and it marked the most forced fumbles in a single season in franchise history since 2007 when the team also forced 21.