The Denver Broncos have their sights set on Brian Flores to succeed Vance Joseph as their head coach. Pictured: Safeties coach Brian Flores gets the balls ready for drills during the New England Patriots Super Bowl XLIX Practice on January 30, 2015 at the Arizona Cardinals Practice Facility in Tempe, Arizona. Getty Images/Elsa

The Denver Broncos have started their search for a new head coach, and the name of Brian Flores has cropped up. The New England Patriots linebacker coach and defensive coordinator is one of the sought-after names in the market, so it will be interesting if the Broncos are able to pull out something.

The Broncos fired Vance Joseph after two dismal seasons a couple of days ago, and the search for the right head coach is underway. Denver has already sought permission to interview the 37-year-old Flores, joining the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns, NBC Sports reported.

Growing interest in Flores hardly comes as a surprise. Last year, he was one of the finalists for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching vacancy but opted to remain with the Patriots, Yahoo Sports reported. Now, the number of teams interested in him has increased, and it remains to be seen if he will accept an offer this time around.

It may all depend on what is on the table for Flores. According to 247 Sports, he will be meeting with four teams. The first three teams were mentioned earlier, with the Miami Dolphins now in the picture. It seems that these meetings will take place this weekend.

Flores has stayed with the Patriots since 2004. He has taken on a variety of roles, something that all the more justifies why he has the tools to be a full-time head coach in the NFL. Of the four teams set to sit down and talk to him, the Packers and the Browns loom as favorites since both teams are filled with talented players.

The Packers and Browns also have a couple of good quarterbacks that Flores can work with. There is Aaron Rodgers for the Packers and Myles Garrett for the Browns.

The Broncos could also be a tempting choice for Flores. The team does have a good pass rushing duo in Von Miller and Bradley Chubb, both of whom can blend in well with his defensive background. Right now, the final decision falls at the hands of Flores – if he finally decides to leave the Pats for a heavier role as he moves up in the coaching ranks.

Things haven’t exactly gone Denver’s way since Gary Kubiak retired on Jan 1, 2017 due to health issues. Joseph became the ultimate successor since both worked together with the Houston Texans. After two years, nothing really came out from that, and now, John Elway is hoping that the next head coach places the Broncos toward the right path.