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Dolphins has strong interest in Vic Fangio as next defensive coordinator

The Dolphins have strong interest in Vic Fangio as their next defensive coordinator. We break down what it all means.

Head coach Vic Fangio of the Denver Broncos speaks with an official in the third quarter of the game the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on January 02, 2022 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Update: It doesn’t appear that Fangio is locked in to the Dolphins OC job just yet, as Broncos beat reporter Mike Klis reports that Fangio hasn’t finalized anything with Miami.

The Miami Dolphins have hired Vic Fangio as their defensive coordinator, per Tom Pelissero. Fangio has been coveted for his defensive prowess for a long while, as he’s led the Colts, 49ers and Bears to strong defensive seasons. As a head coach with the Broncos, his defense was above average in his last season, but being the head guy likely hurt his ability to focus on the defense. He will be able to get back to that in Miami, which has plenty of offensive talent and a strong play-caller in Mike McDaniel, but does need help on the other side of the ball.