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Denver Broncos expected to fire Vic Fangio as their head coach next week

Written by Doug Rush

Denver Broncos expected to fire Vic Fangio as their head coach next week

Vic Fangio’s time as the head coach of the Denver Broncos is likely coming to an end.

The Broncos, who are playing their Week 18 game on Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs, are expected to part ways with Fangio as their head coach.

Since taking over as the Denver head coach, Fangio is 19-29 in three seasons and never had a winning season in that time.

The 63-year-old has been a long-time defensive coordinator in the NFL; he was the Carolina Panthers initial defensive coordinator in 1995 under Dom Capers. If Fangio doesn’t get a chance to be a head coach again in 2022, he’ll likely get offers to be a d=team’s defensive coordinator.

Aside from the Panthers, Fangio has been the defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.