Dolphins head coach Brian Flores coming off field in 2021 facing forward

In the wake of Joe Judge’s firing, the Giants are conducting a search for his replacement.

Here’s the latest…

Jan. 20, 11:07 a.m.

The Giants don’t need to request anyone’s permission to interview former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores. But he still knows they’re going to want to talk to him, too.

The 42-year-old Flores “has been made aware of (the Giants’) interest in him,” according to an NFL source, and he expects to be offered an interview for their head coaching job once a new GM is hired.

Another source said Flores is on the shortlist of all three of the Giants’ known finalists for their GM job, and that co-owner John Mara was interested in Flores even before this process began.

One of the GM finalists – Buffalo Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen – has already reached out to Flores directly, according to the New York Post. An NFL source said that Flores, a former New England Patriots assistant, is also close to another finalist, San Francisco 49ers assistant GM Adam Peters. And while he does know Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles, the source said, it’s not clear how close they are.

Flores has already interviewed for the head coaching jobs with the Houston Texans and the Chicago Bears. A source close to Flores said he’s interested in the Giants job, but won’t necessarily wait for them if an offer comes from somebody else first.

Jan. 19, 5:12 p.m.

The Giants have put in their first request for a head coaching interview, as Big Blue has asked permission to speak with Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano confirms.

Per Vacchiano, the Giants saw the interest Quinn was generating from other teams and wanted to make sure to “get in the game.” It’s also logical to think that Quinn must be on the shortlist of all the GM candidates that have interviewed with the team.

Quinn, the former head coach of the…



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