The Bears have reportedly found their defensive coordinator.
Former 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will become a member of Chicago’s coaching staff, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported on Tuesday morning.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Fangio will be the Bears’ defensive coordinator.
The 56-year-old Fangio led the 49ers’ defense the last four seasons. He also was defensive coordinator for the Texans (2002-2005), Colts (1999-2001) and Panthers (1995-1998).
The 49ers finished in the top eight in fewest yards per play allowed in each of Fangio’s four seasons as coordinator.
The Bears’ defense has struggled in each of the last two seasons. Chicago was 29th in yards per play surrendered and 30th in yards per game allowed in 2014.