Denver Broncos: Vic Fangio Hired as the Next Head Coach
The Denver Broncos have hired Chicago Bears DC Vic Fangio to be their next head coach. This hiring makes the Broncos, the fifth domino to fall.
Denver reached agreement with Bears’ DC Vic Fangio to become the Broncos’ next head coach, sources tell me and @DanGrazianoESPN. It will be a four-year deal plus a team option for a fifth, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2019
Fangio was the leader of the second best defense in the NFL. He has been a candidate for multiple teams both last year and this year. Fangio brings 40 years of coaching experience to the Broncos. This includes times at multiple levels. His task is now returning the Denver Broncos to a winning franchise.
Fangio began his coaching career in 1979 at Dunmore High School in Pennsylvania. From there he would jump to the professional ranks. His first pro job was in the USFL with the Philadelphia Stars. Finally, his first NFL job came in 1986 with the New Orleans Saints.
Vic Fangio is a defensive genius. In fact, every job that he has held has been defense-related. He has been a positional coach all the way to coordinator positions. Now he is at the ultimate spot, head coach.
The Denver Broncos put in an extensive search this time. They looked at offensive and defensive minded head coaches. Therefore, ultimately deciding on the defensive side of the ball. This is the side of the ball that wins championships.
However, with the hiring of a defensive head coach, the Denver Broncos would have to bring in a strong offensive minded person to run that sinking ship. Thus, along with Fangio, the Broncos hired one of their previous head coaches, Gary Kubiak. This should bring the offense back into focus. Especially if they bring in some beef and/or athleticism up front.
The 60-year-old Vic Fangio will be the 17th head coach in Denver Broncos team history (This number does include interims). The Broncos signed him to a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth year. His job will be to return the team to its glory years. Is he ready?
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