Report: Vic Fangio in the mix for Jaguars’ opening
Former Denver head coach Vic Fangio is a candidate for the same opening in Jacksonville, ESPN reported Thursday.
It was reported that Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich was the only finalist left standing for the Jacksonville post once Nathaniel Hackett (Denver) and Matt Eberflus (Chicago) went off the board Thursday. However, the Jaguars sent their private plane to Denver on Monday to pick up Fangio, per the report. He interviewed with the team this week.
Since being fired by the Broncos on Jan. 9, the only speculation regarding Fangio had been about defensive coordinator openings around the league.
Fangio, 63, posted a 19-30 record with the Broncos. He had never been a head coach until the Broncos hired him.
The Jaguars fired Urban Meyer on Dec. 16, putting an early end to his chaotic and disastrous first year. Darrell Bevell was named interim head coach after a late-night call from Trent Baalke, the team’s general manager who was retained for next season.
–Field Level Media