Longtime defensive coordinator, Vic Fangio, has been named as the Broncos next head coach. Most recently Fangio lead the Bears D, which was the top scoring defense in the whole NFL. Fangio, 60, has long been considered a top defensive coordinator, but seemed to gruff to get a shot at a head job sooner.
Fangio has led consistently awesome defenses for a while now. He deserves a shot at a head coaching position. However, I’m not envious of the position he is in. John Elway calls the shots in Denver, and since the Super Bowl 50 win, John has taken quite a few Ls. He can’t seem to find a quaterback, and he seems to be very fickle. Recently, there’s been talks that he may trade the Broncos’ best player, Von Miller. If Elway can make better personnel decisions, then Fangio may have a sweet gig. But, given his success as a player, and that Super Bowl 50 win as an executive, Elway won’t be the one to go if this goes sour.
An interesting twist to this hire is that the coach from that Super Bowl 50 team, Gary Kubiak, is rumored to be in line for the offensive coordinator position. I don’t know how that whole dynamic will work, but I’m quite intrigued.