Broncos hire Bears DC Vic Fangio as new head coach, reports say

GettyImages 1076013766 Broncos Hire Vic Fangio As New Head Coach

He believes he found that in Vic Fangio, the former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator who has 32 years of experience in the NFL. Fangio agreed to a four-year deal with a fifth-year option, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported.

The 2018 season was his best as Fangio guided a defense that ranked No. 1 in the NFL, allowed a league-low 17.7 points per game and led the Bears into the playoffs for the first time in eight years.

Including this season's top-ranked defense with the Chicago Bears, Fangio has a strong track record in terms of his units as a defensive coordinator.

Vic Fangio has had that kind of impact on the Bears' defense over the past four seasons and that hasn't been lost on those in the National Football League interested in giving him a chance to lead a team for the first time in his career. The Broncos conducted a more expansive search than when they hired Kubiak and Vance Joseph, who appeared locks before the process began.

"You want what's best for people", Bears safety Adrian Amos said Monday as Fangio interviewed with the Broncos. The Broncos went 11-21 in Joseph's tenure.

He took over a defense that was 30th in yards and 31st in points under Mel Tucker and took it up to 14th in yards and 20th in points in 2015. The 58-year-old Scranton, PA native coached the Tennessee Titans for three seasons from 2011 to 2013, amassing a 22-26 mark and never reaching the playoffs.

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Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks echoed those thoughts. This season, he orchestrated the top defense in the NFL.

"I love playing for that guy", Hicks said. Once again the Fangio effect was real, as the Bears made drastic improvements under his defensive tutelage ranking in at No. 14, 15 and 10 in the following three seasons.

Despite the experience and accolades, Fangio had hardly been considered as a head coach prior to January.

The Bears are slated to travel to Denver for a road matchup on their 2019 schedule.

"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.

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