Chicago Bears: Coaches to pursue who may leave their team in 2021

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Chicago Bears, Vic Fangio
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3. Vic Fangio, Denver Broncos Head Coach

With the way things have gone for the Denver Broncos over the past two seasons, Vic Fangio might be on his way out. Sadly, not a lot of it is his fault. His team has felt the sting of injuries, as well as the sting of one reckless Drew Lock.

Fangio is one of the most respected defensive names in all of football, and Chicago knows him well. The Bears’ defense was at the top of the league in 2018 under Fangio, and this unit needs a change.

Chicago has been unable to force turnovers at the rate they would like under Chuck Pagano, and next year, we may see the Bears clean house. Pagano could be one of the names to get the axe, and Fangio coming back would mean this defense immediately starts taking the ball away on a regular basis.

Pagano has more of a “bend, don’t break” mentality and Fangio is the aggressor. He’ll come after the quarterback. He’ll make sure his defensive backs get some bad throws to go up and pick off each and every game. Fangio is the right type of coach for this defense, and we’ve seen why.

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When a head coach gets fired, typically they take on a coordinator position again immediately after. Going back to Chicago could be the best thing for Fangio if he’s shown the door in Denver soon.