In January 2022, the Broncos and Vic Fangio parted ways after three seasons. It came after the team finished the year 7-10, which was the fifth consecutive losing season for the Broncos as Fangio went 19-30 in his three years on the job.
However, then-defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon said he would return to Philly for the 2023 season, but would eventually take his talents to be the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
Fangio then accepted his current defensive coordinator position with the Miami Dolphins.
This week, he suggested he might’ve landed a permanent job in Philadelphia if not for Jonathan Gannon’s polarizing departure.
Fangio admitted Thursday it’s “possible” he would’ve otherwise been in Philly.
“That’s possible,” he told reporters, “but I won’t — I’ll neither confirm nor deny it.”
The Eagles went on to hire former Seahawks assistant Sean Desai as their new DC.
Now, the 64-year-old can help the Miami Dolphins become a stout contender in 2023 after a surprise year in 2022.
However, he can’t help but to think what could’ve been if he had stayed in Philly. It would’ve allowed him a hometown reunion of sorts. The former Broncos head coach is originally from Dunsmore, Pennsylvania, and went to East Stroudsburg, just 100 miles from Philadelphia.
The Eagles are also battled tested and coming off a Super Bowl appearance, and he just may have been the person to help them come out on top after the defense failed to stop Patrick Mahomes and that Chiefs’ offense in the second half of the Super Bowl.
Some things are just not meant to be.
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