Florio notes that Fangio would allow team president John Elway handpick his coaching staff, which could mean the return of former head coach Gary Kubiak to run the team's offence. The news comes via ESPN's Adam Schefter who reported that Fangio will be given a four-year contract, with an option for a fifth. The Bears promptly signed Fangio as their new defensive coordinator.
Fangio has been an National Football League assistant for 32 years and for 34 years overall, including two years in the old USFL. The Broncos conducted a more expansive search than when they hired Kubiak and Vance Joseph, who appeared locks before the process began.
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. He took over a Chicago defense that was 31st in points allowed in 2014, the year before his arrival, and in three years turned the Bears into the ninth-best scoring defense in the league. The Broncos went 11-21 in Joseph's tenure.
In addition to Mack, who joined the Bears in a trade from Oakland, three other Bears defenders were selected to the Pro Bowl under Fangio's watch in 2018: safety Eddie Jackson, lineman Akiem Hicks and cornerback Kyle Fuller.
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"I'm excited, especially as a defensive guy". He has 20 years of experience as a defensive coordinator.
After news broke, Bears receiver Allen Robinson shared his thoughts on Twitter.
Fangio beat out Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak for the job on Wednesday, reinforcing the belief that Elway very much wants total control over getting this team's offense back on track.
The Bears are slated to travel to Denver for a road matchup on their 2019 schedule.