Denver is done with its head coach search.
The Broncos have reached an agreement with Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio to become the team’s next head coach, ESPN reported , citing unidentified sources.
The report noted the deal will be for four years and include a team option for a fifth.
Fangio, 60, is the architect of the league’s No. 1 scoring defense in 2018 but has never been a head coach on any level. He previously served as defensive coordinator for the 49ers, Texans, Colts and Panthers.
Vic Fangio has 19 years of experience as an NFL defensive coordinator:
– Top 10 total defense: 8 times (Top 5, 5 times)
– Top 10 scoring defense: 8 Times (Top 5, 5 times)
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) January 9, 2019
Broncos general manager John Elway also reportedly considered Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak as a candidate for the vacant position.
The Broncos fired former coach Vance Joseph on Dec. 31 after he posted 5-11 and 6-10 records in his two seasons at the helm. It’s the first time in 46 years the Broncos have had back-to-back losing seasons.