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The Miami Dolphins and Vic Fangio parted ways on Wednesday, a surprising move in the NFL circle.

The Dolphin and Fangio only wound up having one year together. Fangio joined the team as their defensive coordinator after a stint in Denver last season. But after just one year, the longtime defensive coordinator and great football mind is planning a move elsewhere.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeremy Fowler reported the news that the Dolphins and Fangio planned to mutually part ways. Additionally, according to Schefter, Fangio intends to join the Philadelphia Eagles’ coaching staff in the same position.

“The Dolphins and Vic Fangio have mutually agreed to part ways,” Schefter posted. Schefter broke the news on X, the website formerly known as Twitter. “Fangio now will be the top target for the Philadelphia Eagles to hire as their defensive coordinator, and a deal is expected,” Schefter added. “Miami is allowing Fangio to leave to be closer to his family in Pennsylvania.”

Schefter and Fowler also added that there was rumored interest between the two parties last season, but nothing came to fruition.

Obviously, this move is now consequential for two franchises. The Eagles gain one of the best defensive minds in Fangio, while the Dolphins will have to hire a new defensive coordinator. Philadelphia ended their season unspectacularly, so the hope is that Fangio will help provide a boost for the 2024 squad.

The NFL world had plenty to say about the big news.


[Adam Schefter]

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