Broncos hire Bears DC Vic Fangio as new head coach, reports say

Broncos hire Bears DC Vic Fangio as new head coach, reports say

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. 

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.