Even before hiring Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores as their next head coach, the dolphins are already considering rebuilding and trying to land one of the trumpet quarterbacks from the 2020 class that includes Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon Justin Herbert , league sources told ESPN.
The dolphins are waiting for the Patriots season to finish, so they can complete an agreement with New England defensive assistant Brian Flores to become their next head coach, told sources of ESPN.
The dolphins know they should focus on player development and build trenches next season and put the franchise on track to choose one of the promising quarterbacks from the 2020 draft and rebuild over time, according to league sources.
It is difficult to think in the NFL with the players' contracts. But the dolphins recognize that losing is likely to be part of the next season, and it will take some time to build roster where they want it, according to sources.
Dolphin owner Stephen Ross recognized so much when he discussed the team's future after former head coach Adam Gase was fired on 31
Flores is expected to be part of the dolphin growth process that went 7-9 during Gase this season and holds the 13th election in this year's draft. The dolphins are already seeing a top-10 pick in the 2020 draft, according to people who are familiar with the team's thinking.