Denver Broncos Hire New Coach. How Will Fans React?

Denver Broncos Hire New Coach. How Will Fans React?

There are plenty of the next chapters coming, but when John Elway named Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as the Broncos' 17th head coach, he chose experience, the benefits of a long résumé and a track record in the National Football League that is now into its fourth decade. The fans calling for Joseph's firing began voicing their complaints early on this season and continued speaking up until general manager John Elway gave Joseph the boot following the team's final game of the season.

The report noted the deal will be for four years and include a team option for a fifth.

According to Fangio's bio page on the Bears' website, he's spent 32 years in the NFL.

Fangio takes over as the Broncos' head coach after Vance Joseph was sacked after compiling a 11-21 record in two seasons.

From the time Pat Bowlen hired Mike Shanahan in 1995, the Broncos have had five head coaches. The players played hard for Joseph through the struggles of the past two seasons, and many in the Broncos' complex have repeatedly said they respected how Joseph conducted himself.

He took over a defense that was 30th in yards and 31st in points under Mel Tucker and took it up to 14th in yards and 20th in points in 2015.

Fangio became a popular head coaching candidate after consistently fielding stellar defenses over the greater part of the past decade.

Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks echoed those thoughts.

The only two starters that aren't under contract for next season are safety Adrian Amos and slot cornerback Bryce Callahan, so at worst, Chicago can return nine out of their 11 top contributors.

"I love playing for that guy", Hicks said.

"I want them to be great on one side of the ball and great at what they do - whatever that position that may be - whether it be a coordinator or whatever they've done", Elway said last week. He previously served as defensive coordinator for the 49ers, Texans, Colts and Panthers. The group is led by Pro Bowl pass rusher Von Miller.

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