Flores became one of the most infamous scapegoats in recent years when the Miami Dolphins fired him. The coach reportedly refused to deliberately throw games. He confirmed that franchise owner Stephen Ross offered him a $100,000 bonus for each defeat in 2019.
This was because they wanted to secure the first-overall pick in 2020. Flores says that ultimately his refusal to tank cost him his job. However, the Dolphins alleged that his poor treatment of Tua Tagovailoa was the primary factor. In the end, the NFL punished Miami for its unethical practices (via Sporting News).