Jaguars interviewed Vic Fangio for head coach

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The Jaguars have added a surprise candidate to their head coaching search.

According to multiple reports, Jacksonville sent a private plane to Denver to pick up former Broncos head coach Vic Fangio for an interview this week.

Fangio spent the last three years as the Broncos’ head coach, compiling a 19-30 record. Fangio never had a winning record with the Broncos. The closest he came was going 7-9 in his first season. The Broncos went 5-11 in 2020 and 7-10 in 2021.

Fangio and Jaguars General Manager Trent Baalke spent 2011-2016 together with San Francisco. Fangio was the team’s defensive coordinator under head coach Jim Harbaugh.

On Wednesday, it was reported that the Jaguars were trying to finalize a deal with Buccaneers offensive coordinator — and former Jacksonville first-round pick — Byron Leftwich. But now it appears the team’s coaching search is still wide open.

21 responses to “Jaguars interviewed Vic Fangio for head coach

  1. Shaking my head. Being an NFL head coach is a great gig. You get paid millions, whether you win or lose. And if you are so bad that you get fired, there’s always a team ready & willing to rinse & repeat.

  2. fangio got better as the three years in Denver slipped away. I’m betting he’ll do a little better in that division.

  3. Trent Baalke is living up to his rep. Why go after Fangio who had terrible results in Denver and not sign Byron Leftwich who would be a giant PR shot in the arm for them and they sure need it.

  4. The Jags above all need someone to cleanse their organization of the stench left by Urban Meyer. What a tragic misstep that was. I think Leftwich would be a good coach for Lawrence – why not?

    And Fangio’s record can’t really be fairly judged considering that the Broncos haven’t had a solid QB since Manning retired. I really root for Bridgewater, but he hasn’t been able to put it all together for an entire season anywhere, and maybe with time he could develop into a solid starter, who knows?

  5. A team that has had the 1st draft pick over all for 2 years straight because they have been the worst team in the league 2 straight years is interested in a recently fired HC that was never successful even 1 year of his tenure…

    Things that make you go, HMM!

  6. Wow. Great DC, should never get another shot at a head coaching job. Watching the Broncos the past few years was watching them get out-coached. Looks like Baalke has found another franchise to work his special brand of self-sustaining magic on.

  7. denverdave3 says:
    January 27, 2022 at 11:29 am
    fangio got better as the three years in Denver slipped away. I’m betting he’ll do a little better in that division.
    Got better? First season 7-9; This season 7-10. 1-5 in the division and something like 2-9 against teams that finished above .500 this season. Tell us all how he got better.

  8. So Fangio went 19-30 in Denver and the Jaguars bring him in for an interview….seems like a very Jaguar thing to do.

  9. To the Jaguars fans…as a Broncos fan I will tell you that Uncle Vic is the in the group of worst possible head coaches you could hire. As a DC he is probably a good choice. As a head coach, he is absolutely horrible. If your owner hires him as HC you should probably choose another team to route for.

  10. it’s a wink wink nod nod see im still looking for a job im still wanted to increase his buyout payment…

  11. Fangio’s ability to coach up 2nd and 3rd string defensive players to create difficulties for top QB’s was proven this past season. Vic’s weakness is that he didn’t step in and remove Schumer and his biblical times offense, as well as the abysmal ST coordinator.

  12. Gotta be feeling him out as a potential DC for a different HC, right? Because that would actually be a solid move. Especially if they go for a less experienced offensive minded HC (Leftwich?)

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