Many in Packers Nation have speculated the possibility that Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio could move three and a half hours north and bring his skill at creating top-level defenses to Green Bay in the same role.
Hold your horses, the Chicago Bears have said, as they interviewed him for the vacant head coaching job there.
#Bears GM Ryan Pace interviewed Vic Fangio for the head coaching position today.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 3, 2018
Don't let the failures of his current employer fool you: Fangio can coach the 3-4 defense.
While with the 49ers, Fangio's defenses finished top 5 in the NFL in points allowed three times.
Even on one of the worst franchises in football this year, the Bears enter Week 17 ranked eighth in yards allowed and 10th in points allowed.
If he doesn't get the head job in Chicago, definitely consider him a leading candidate to replace Dom Capers who was fired Sunday.