The Miami Dolphins are in the midst of a search for a new defensive coordinator after firing Josh Boyer and three of his position coaches at the end of the season.
So far Miami has interviewed four candidates for the role – Kris Richard, Anthony Campanile, Sean Desai and Vic Fangio.
In recent days, Fangio’s name has also been linked with other jobs, giving the Dolphins some competition for his services.
The Carolina Panthers have just hired Frank Reich to be their next head coach, replacing interim coach Steve Wilks. CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson reported that Reich would like to bring in Fangio to lead the defense.
In addition to that, two other coordinator positions could open up with Demeco Ryans of the San Francisco 49ers and Jonathan Gannon of the Philadelphia Eagles for head coaching positions. If they were to leave, it would make sense that Fangio, an experienced defensive leader, would be on the line for the work they are leaving behind.
Fangio spent the 2022 season with the Eagles as a defensive consultant, so it wouldn’t be hard to see him slip into a leadership position on a team that has been one of the best in the league.
If Fangio is the Dolphins’ target, they need to make it happen quickly or they risk losing him.