Vic Fangio decision made. He will become the DC for this NFL team

Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

The LA Rams may or may not be in the market for a new defensive coordinator. But there are plenty of reasons to track the destination of NFL defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. Originally reported as taking the vacant defensive coordinator position for the Miami Dolphins, the San Francisco 49ers lost their defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans to become the new head coach of the Houston Texans.

While that occurred, Fangio tapped the brakes on his next role, stating that the Miami Dolphins role was not yet a done deal and that he would need to consider all of his options before making a commitment to any team.

That was a concern because Fangio has ties to the San Francisco 49ers and the last thing that many LA Rams fans want is to face a Vic Fangio defense twice a season for the foreseeable future. And is not just out of respect. Rams head coach has admitted in several interviews that the Fangio defense has been one of the toughest defensive challenges he’s faced in the NFL.

Thankfully, it appears that Fangio to the 49ers will not happen after all and that Fangio has confirmed that he will accept the role of defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins.

The news is a mixed bag of emotions for the LA Rams. While the news is indeed good that the Rams won’t face him twice a year, the Rams had been clinging to the faintest of hopes that if the Indianapolis Colts hire current Rams DC Raheem Morris to become their new head coach, the Rams might lure Fangio to become their new defensive coordinator.

We’ll update you on the latest Indianapolis Colts head coach news later today. For now? The Rams coaching staff still has plenty of openings to fill.

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