It's a "Bittersweet" Goodbye from Matt Nagy, As Vic Fangio's Move to Denver Becomes Officially Official

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It’s a “Bittersweet” Goodbye from Matt Nagy, As Vic Fangio’s Move to Denver Becomes Officially Official

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Reaching head coach status in the NFL has been a long time coming for Vic Fangio. But sometimes good things are worth the wait, and I certainly believe that Chicago’s loss is Denver’s gain.

Clearly, Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy thinks so, too: “I want to congratulate Vic on his opportunity of becoming a head coach in the NFL. There are only 32 of these jobs in the world and I know what it means to him to get his chance in Denver,” Nagy said in a statement released by the team announcing Fangio’s departure. “I also want to thank him for all his help in my first season with the Chicago Bears. It is bittersweet to move on, but he has more than earned this opportunity and I could not be happier for him.”

There’s no turning back now, folks:

It’s officially official. The Denver Broncos have hired Vic Fangio to be their head coach. It’s a sound hire of a deserving candidate. Fangio inherited a historically bad defense from Mel Tucker when he and John Fox took over in Chicago and rebuilt it into the league’s top scoring defense four years later. This wasn’t the first sign of Fangio’s defensive wizardry, as he has been coaching in the NFL for more than 30 years. But Fangio finally received a fair shake in the interview process and took advantage of the opportunity in front of him.

There is no shortage of players, coaches, and executives who would vouch for Fangio at the drop of a hat. That includes Bears GM Ryan Pace, who interviewed Fangio for the Bears head-coach opening last year and saw the DC thrive under two head coaches.

And sometimes, emojis speak louder than words:

Hey, we always had a feeling he would look good in blue and orange:

Godspeed, Vic. We wish you the best of luck. Well, except for when the Bears and Broncos square off next year. 😉😜😘

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.