Vic Fangio, longtime NFL defensive coordinator, to become Broncos’ head coach
The Broncos are finalizing a deal to hire long-time NFL defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as their 14th full-time head coach, according to a league source.
Fangio was John Elway’s choice among five candidates interviewed from Jan. 2-7 and will be the Broncos’ fourth coach in six years. The other finalist was Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak.
Fangio, 60, has not been a head coach at any level, but does have 32 years of NFL experience, including 19 as a defensive coordinator.
“Everybody in the league knows how great of a coach and a person Coach Vic is and they know what he brings to the table,” Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara said recently.
Fangio jumped to the top of the Broncos’ list after a nearly four-hour interview on Monday morning, just hours after Chicago’s 16-15 playoff loss to Philadelphia. In the regular season, the Bears had the league’s top defense, leading in takeaways (36), interceptions (27), lowest passer rating (72.9), three-and-out percentage (26.8), fewest rushing touchdowns (five), fewest rushing yards per game (80.0) and scoring (17.7 points per game).
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