The team fired Vance Joseph last month at the conclusion of a 6-10 campaign that saw the Broncos miss the playoffs for the third straight year since winning Super Bowl 50.
After stints with five National Football League teams from 1986-2009, Fangio left in 2010 to become the defensive coordinator for the Stanford Cardinal.
The Broncos have hired Vic Fangio as their new head coach.
The hires mean that only the Jets, Dolphins and Bengals remain in the hunt for their next head coach. Fangio spent the 2018 season as the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears. But the Broncos have had too much change in recent years, too many new offenses, too much turnover at the coordinator spots and too much uncertainty at quarterback for a franchise that had prided itself on churning out wins for so long. Kubiak retired after five seasons with the Broncos and a 25-year coaching career following the 2017 season citing health reasons. The first being Fangio while the other was Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak, according to ESPN.
Fangio will face a Bears defense that should look similar to the one he coached in 2018. The 60-year-old coordinator has been with the Bears since 2015 and came over after a few years with Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers.
With Joseph out and Fangio in, the Broncos will look to capitalize on the plethora of talent the team has on the defensive side of the ball. I want the guys that understand the game, they understand Xs and Os but also have the ability to lead men. This season, he orchestrated the top defense in the NFL. He took over a Chicago defense that was 31st in points allowed in 2014, the year before his arrival, and in three years turned the Bears into the ninth-best scoring defense in the league. Elway refuses to use the word "rebuilding", but the team has multiple issues to address.