Former 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio named Broncos head coach

10 January, 2019, 10:27 | Author: Marlene Myers
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Fangio, who spent the last four seasons as the defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears, will be named the head coach of the Denver Broncos, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Kubiak was John Elway's backup quarterback in Denver and later Elway's offensive coordinator with the Broncos, serving in that role from 1995-2005.

Schefter said it will be a four-year deal plus a team option for a fifth. The following year (1986) the Bears set the National Football League record for scoring defense and led the National Football League in scoring defense again in 1988, all under Vince Tobin, who himself would go on to a head-coaching post with the Arizona Cardinals.

In an appearance on Xfinity Monday Live, defensive lineman Shelby Harris said he's a fan of the way Fangio coached in Chicago.

The 2018 season was his best as Fangio guided a Bears 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.

Fangio takes over as the Broncos' head coach after Vance Joseph was sacked after compiling a 11-21 record in two seasons.

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Bowles now has a tough decision to make: work with the NFL's top defense in Chicago or join former boss Arians in Tampa, though, according to Arians, that decision may already be made. This will be his first head-coaching gig.

With the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers arguable the two best teams in the AFC, the Broncos had to be both aggressive and bold. The Broncos went 11-21 in Joseph's tenure. In each of the final three years of his 49ers tenure, Fangio's defenses finished in the top-three for scoring.

"I'm excited, especially as a defensive guy".

"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.

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

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