Bears still talking to Vic Fangio about staying on staff

AP

Vic Fangio became a free agent on Tuesday, but he could still remain on the Bears staff as defensive coordinator under new head coach Matt Nagy.

Fangio’s status came up during the press conference introducing Nagy on Tuesday afternoon and Nagy said that he has talked to Fangio since being hired on Monday.

“That’s something we’re going to attack full steam ahead,” Nagy said. “We’re going to make a clear decision on what’s best for Vic and what’s best for this organization.”

General Manager Ryan Pace echoed what Nagy had to say about being willing to “let the process play out” with Fangio. Reports have pegged the Packers as a possible landing spot for Fangio if he doesn’t reach agreement on a new deal with the Bears, which may provide even more motivation for Chicago to find a way to keep him on board.

11 responses to “Bears still talking to Vic Fangio about staying on staff

  1. Come on up to Green Bay, Vic. Your defense won’t have to pitch a near shoutout every week in order to win a game. The Packers have lots of young talent on D, they just need someone to put it all together.

  2. I want him in Green Bay. The things we could do with a real defense, and a GM who isn’t afraid of building a team beyond the draft.

  3. So they’re expecting Vic to report to a guy who’s literally young enough enough to be his son? Yeah right. And this after Ryan Pace gave him as lukewarm of an endorsement in the Bears end-of-season presser as I’ve ever seen from a GM.

    I don’t have any hope of the Bears keeping him but I’m just hoping the rumored desire of his to go back West has legs and he doesn’t hang around our division.

  4. ****Come on up to Green Bay, Vic. Your defense won’t have to pitch a near shoutout every week in order to win a game. The Packers have lots of young talent on D, they just need someone to put it all together.****

    LOL!! Yeah, sure. After Aaron Rodgers goes down, so does your season. Sounds like plum job.

  5. They could have fired Fox (which was inevitable) with 3-4 games left and given Vic Fangio a “free” test drive as Head Coach. But I suspect they dislike him as a HC prospect so much that they wouldn’t risk the chance of him performing well in the last few games and creating a “controversy”. Not sure what that really says about Fangio vs. what it says about the Bears/Pace, though…

  6. They should — I know the Bears D looked pretty damn good the last 2 years when they played my favorite team.

  7. way to get the scoop out! everyone I mean everyone knows they’re still talking to vic!! notify us when he signs somewhere, which I believe he’ll get A/C title and a boat load from Pace-Pagy!

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