The Philadelphia Eagles have been getting some extra help to get prepared for the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, ex-Broncos head coach Vic Fangio signed a two-week contract with the Eagles after Philadelphia beat the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game to help them prepare for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.
Fangio will begin his new job as the defensive coordinator as the Miami Dolphins at the conclusion of the Super Bowl.
Fangio has been spending the last weeks in Arizona with the Eagles and according to Schefter, he assisted the offensive staff in their self-scouting process and supplied knowledge of the Chiefs’ defense that he faced twice a year while he was the head coach of the Broncos from 2019 to 2021.
Since he is contractually tied to Philadelphia during this period, the 64-year-old Fangio would receive a Super Bowl ring if the Eagles beat the Chiefs on Sunday, which would mark the first ring of his decorated coaching career.
Fangio has coached in the NFL since 1986, first as the Saints’ linebackers coach, then as the defensive coordinator for the Panthers, Colts and Texans. He had a chance to win a ring as the 49ers’ defensive coordinator when they lost in Super Bowl XLVII to the Ravens.
Fangio was 19-30 in three seasons as the Broncos’ coach. As a coordinator, his defenses have finished in the top 10 eight times, most recently with the Bears (No. 3) in 2018. The Broncos finished eighth overall in 2021, his final season as their head coach.