Could Fangio receptiveness to Kubiak land him Broncos job?

Could Fangio receptiveness to Kubiak land him Broncos job?

Could Fangio receptiveness to Kubiak land him Broncos job?

Todd Bowles may not be atop many lists to fill head coaching vacancies, but that doesn't mean he lacks suitors as a coordinator.

The Denver Broncos have made a decision to go all in on their stronger side of the roster with the news that they're hiring Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio to be their new head coach.

And that's precisely what he's done throughout his 40-year career. He agreed in principle to become the Buccaneers' new defensive coordinator on a staff with Bruce Arians, under whom he served in Arizona. I want the guys that understand the game, they understand Xs and Os but also have the ability to lead men.

The exact weeks and order of the game won't be determined until later this offseason, but Chicago will play all four AFC West teams next season, which will also include Matt Nagy's return to Kansas City. That's a big part of it in today's world.

He went 21-11 as the team's head coach. "Those are two things that I look for".


Fangio inherits a Broncos team that has missed the playoffs in three consecutive seasons, but showed defensive improvement. But the Broncos have had too much change in recent years, too many new offenses, too much turnover at the coordinator spots and too much uncertainty at quarterback for a franchise that had prided itself on churning out wins for so long.

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

Veterans like defensive end Derek Wolfe and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. believe the Broncos are in a transition mode, and in the case of Harris, admitted, "it's important we evolve".

Fangio replaces Vance Joseph, who was sacked on New Year's Eve after posting the franchise's first back-to-back losing seasons since the early 1970s. Kubiak brought the Broncos a Super Bowl 50 title. But whether it can result in the equal of what the Bears built under Fangio and John Fox is anything but a given.

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