New Broncos coach Vic Fangio brings track record of success to Denver

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio agreed to become the Broncos head coach

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio agreed to become the Broncos head coach

Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who played a leading role in the revival of Chicago's identity over four seasons, will be the next head coach of the Denver Broncos, according to reports late Wednesday morning.

Denver completed its interview with Fangio on Monday, a day after the Bears were eliminated from the playoffs.

Schefter said it will be a four-year deal plus a team option for a fifth. Fangio, 60, now becomes an National Football League head coach for the first time.

According to Fangio's bio page on the Bears' website, he's spent 32 years in the NFL.

Vance Joseph was sacked on December 31 after he produced an unimpressive 11-21 record during his tenure as head coach of the Broncos. The Bears finished with the league's top-ranked scoring defense, but were eliminated from the playoffs with a 16-15 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card round. This season, he orchestrated the top defense in the NFL. So, instead of going with a fresh-faced offensive-minded coach in the mold of the Rams' Sean McVay, he zeroed in on the grizzled teacher who's more like his first head coaching hire, John Fox, or the Chiefs' Andy Reid. The players played hard for Joseph through the struggles of the past two seasons, and many in the Broncos' complex have repeatedly said they respected how Joseph conducted himself.

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"I'm excited, especially as a defensive guy". Whereas Joseph had just one year of experience as a coordinator, Fangio brings 19 years of coordinating experience for the Panthers, Colts, Texans, 49ers and Bears.

After news broke, Bears receiver Allen Robinson shared his thoughts on Twitter.

"I want them to be great on one side of the ball and great at what they do - whatever that position that may be - whether it be a coordinator or whatever they've done", Elway said last week.

And if the Broncos can't eventually get back on track with Fangio in charge, Elway, having taken the road less traveled in the 2019 coaching cycle and in total control, should start to worry about his own job security.

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