As feared, this coveted DC is already quickly off the market
By Bret Stuter
The LA Rams may or may not be in the market for a new defensive coordinator before the NFL coaching carousel comes to a halt. While the Rams’ current defensive coordinator Raheem Morris has been rumored to have been given the ‘Thanks, but no thanks,’ message after interviewing for the head coach job with the Denver Broncos, he is still in the running for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching position.
In fact, he has met with the Indianapolis Colts twice, and that second meeting lasted well into the evening hours. That keeps the Rams interested in what happens to the defensive coordinator candidates. So let’s keep you informed as well.
The defensive coordinator on almost every LA Rams fan’s checklist, and likely the top choice, is former Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio. Well, honestly, Fangio is likely the top DC choice for most fans. Unfortunately, the Miami Dolphins are not hampered by awaiting the decisions of other NFL teams before conducting their own DC search.
Today, NFL Insider Tom Pelissero reports that the Miami Dolphins have reached a record-setting three-year deal to bring him in as that team’s new defensive coordinator.
With Fangio off the market, NFL teams looking for defensive coordinators will need to scramble quickly. Not only is the pressure on now, but new head coaches will quickly pivot to hire their own new defensive coordinators.
With Fangio hired, the top LA Rams DC candidates should their position be vacated by Raheem Morris may now be down to Brian Flores or Eric Henderson. If the Denver Broncos are likely leaning toward hiring University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, then you would be wise to keep your eye on the Broncos’ DC Ejiro Evero. He has a history with the LA Rams, and he would be an ideal coach to rehire for any number of existing vacant roles with the Rams.