Broncos Interview Bears' Fangio For Head Coach

Vic Fangio met with John Elway in the Chicago area Monday.

Chris Emma
January 07, 2019 - 2:01 pm
Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- The Broncos conducted a Monday morning interview with Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio for their head coaching position, the team announced. 

Fresh off the Bears' season-ending 16-15 loss to the Eagles in the wild-card round, Fangio met with Broncos president of football operations John Elway and the team's brass in the Chicago area. Denver fired head coach Vance Joseph after he went 11-21 in two seasons.

As of early Monday afternoon, Fangio was at Bears headquarters at Halas Hall for meetings. Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak, Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores, Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor and former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano are the other leading candidates for the Broncos' vacancy, per reports.

Fangio, 60, has never been a head coach at any level. He inherited a Bears defense that finished 31st in scoring (27.6) in 2014 and led it to a league-best mark at 17.7 points per game this season.

Speaking last Thursday ahead of the Bears' wild-card game, Fangio said that he had done "zero" to prepare for the interview with the Broncos and was unsure what work he would conduct after the game. 

The Dolphins had also requested to interview Fangio for their head coaching position but backed out, NFL Media reported.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.​​