Mike McDaniel
as head coach of Dolphins

Mike McDaniel, the offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, has been named as the new head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

After NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport first reported it, the team acknowledged it on Sunday.

McDaniel, 38, will take over a squad that hasn't made the playoffs or won its division since 2008.

According to Rapoport, McDaniel is the first minority head coach hired in the current head coaching cycle, and the 49ers will earn two third-round compensatory selections.

Miami had two candidates and picked McDaniel over Kellen Moore of the Dallas Cowboys.

He joins the Dolphins after five seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, the last four of which he spent as the team's run game coordinator (2017-2020).

McDaniel, who is multi-racial, fills the vacancy created by the firing of Brian Flores, who is Black.

The suit also alleged that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross told Flores he would pay him $100,000 for every loss during the 2019 campaign

Flores' charges have been refuted by the Dolphins, with Ross calling Flores' assertions "false, malicious, and defamatory" in a statement.