Vic Fangio To Return As Bears DC

It’s a done deal. On Friday, Vic Fangio agreed to return as the Bears’ defensive coordinator, as Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune writes. Vic Fangio (vertical)

There was some question as to whether Fangio would want to stay in Chicago after the firing of head coach John Fox and the hiring of Matt Nagy. Fangio was sought after by multiple teams, but he opted to stay put under the new administration.

The Packers were pushing hard to sign Fangio, but they instead chose to hire Mike Pettine. That might have something to do with Fangio’s price tag. Last year, he earned more than $2MM, and it’s possible that Chicago has given him an additional bump to stay on board. The Ravens also connected to Fangio and there were rumblings that Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur would recruit him if hired as a head coach.

The Bears ranked just 24th in points allowed last year, but placed 14th in defensive DVOA, so there’s definitely something for Fangio & Co. to build on. The team also has ~$42MM in cap space and the No. 8 overall pick to work with, so the Bears’ D could get even better in 2018.

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13 comments on “Vic Fangio To Return As Bears DC

  1. Thronson5

    Great for them, good to keep consistency and he’s a good DC.

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  2. brewcrew08

    Who knows maybe the Bears can win 6 games next year! Lol. Still will be at the bottom of the barrel in the NFC North

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    • PasswordIsPassword

      Funny! And the Brewers will still miss the playoffs this year!

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    • Clark K

      I mean it’d basically be impossible to finish last in the nfc north if/when Rodgers reinjures his collarbone again next season. Without Rodgers the Packers are the worst team in the NFL. You can have all the targets you want but it doesn’t matter if your back up is completely awful.

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      • Hannibal8us

        So what you’re saying is Bears fans are hoping a player gets injured for a chance to not be the worst team in the NFC North. That’s not saying much for your team.

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        • brewcrew08

          Not to mention saying the Packers are the worst team in the NFL without Rodgers is a joke. Didn’t the Packers beat the Bears with Hundley? Just checking..

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          • CriminalMethod

            No defending the awfulness of the Brewers as a franchise, though.

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    • One Fan

      Bet you cant wait for the Cubs to come to Miller Park so the Brewers can get a few sellouts

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