Vic Fangio has decided to join Dolphins’ staff, after weighing other offers

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The deal that was supposedly done four days ago appears to finally be done for real.

Vic Fangio has agreed to become the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator, according to multiple reports.

That deal was reported to be done on Sunday, but Fangio himself made clear after the reports surfaced that he had made no such agreement. Fangio was also linked to the defensive coordinator vacancies on both the 49ers and the Broncos.

Fangio has been consulting with the Eagles this season, and he may continue to do so through the Super Bowl before beginning work in Miami.

Fangio went just 19-30 in three years as the Broncos’ head coach, but he has had success as a defensive coordinator for the Bears, 49ers, Texans and Colts, and he’s a major get for Mike McDaniel and the Dolphins as they attempt to build on a playoff season in 2022 and become Super Bowl contenders in 2023.

19 responses to “Vic Fangio has decided to join Dolphins’ staff, after weighing other offers

  1. The gossip was proven once again to be just that – Gossip. Great signing by Miami, and now all they need is a quarterback who can actually stay on the field

  2. He was waiting to see if Eagles DC (Jonathan Gannon) was leaving for a HC job. He’s not, so Fangio will move on to the Dolphins.

  3. Ok. Now can we move on to if Tua should retire nonstop til next season? The Dolphins did not flinch on this one. Out fanbase is really starting to sound the Jets’ fanbase.

  4. Good for the Dolphins.
    They’ve been in the news for a lot of the wrong reasons recently (Payton/Brady tampering, Tua’s concussions) but Mike McDaniel is a solid coach and Fangio is among the best DCs in the league.
    Hopefully with the extended downtime Tua can make a full recovery and have a long career.

  5. What if ever an old overated hasbeen like him continues get hired! Never can impress me with his hiring!

  6. Poor 49ers fans. Those whiners were hoping he’d go there and talk sense into Shannahan who clearly doesn’t know how to win a big game. Looks like another 25 years of losing.

  7. Ejiro Evero is still under contract until he’s not…I’m hoping Payton decides to stick with him going forward in Denver.

  8. @dollarbill61 says:
    February 2, 2023 at 12:05 pm
    Good job Vic. Broncos is not worth to coach for few yrs. it’s Russell fault!

    Before we can blame Wilson, we must hold accountable the GM, George Paton, who didn’t see Wilson’s deterioration in Seattle, traded too many players and picks for the QB and then gave him a massive contract before the regular season began. Paton also hired HC Hackett, also a bust.

  9. He probably was trying to work the dolphins for more money. Just like the Broncos flying to Ann Arbor was about getting Sean Payton to take less.

    We are being played like rubes.

  10. Sure felt like Fangio was jerking the Fins chain but whatever. That apparently is in the review mirror now. Let’s see him get to work on making this Dolphin defense into something the fans can look forward to seeing here in Miami.

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