Eagles hire former Chiefs adversary ahead of Super Bowl LVII

Vic Fangio, Denver Broncos (Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
Vic Fangio, Denver Broncos (Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports) /

For much of the season, there was a bit of a feud going on among the members of the Philadelphia Eagles fan base. Few were on the same page about how they felt Jonathan Gannon should be viewed. Hopefully, we’re past that as much of the criticism was unwarranted, but on a down-by-down and game-by-game basis, even the staunchest supporter of J.G.’s talents had to admit that there were times when he frustrated all of us. That led to names like Vic Fangio being thrown around.

Head coach Nick Sirianni even admitted to picking the latter’s brain after Vic had visited an Eagles practice. When you look at J.G. ‘s scheme, Fangio’s influence and fingerprints are all over it. Some even thought that Philly might make a move for Vic if J.G. landed a head-coaching job everywhere, but Fangio was hired as Miami’s defensive coordinator, and that took care of that. How about this for a curve ball? Philly hired Fangio anyway.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Philly hired him during the two weeks that separated the close of the NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl LVII. Buckle up. We had to address this.

Vic Fangio helped the Eagles create a game plan to beat the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII, but will it make a difference?

As you might imagine, Fagio’s deal with Philly is of the two-week variety. As you’re aware, he was formerly the Denver Broncos head coach, and let’s just say he enjoyed zero success in his six head-to-head clashes with the Chiefs.

He earned an 0-6 record. The overall point differential was 85 points. Often, the Broncos looked bewildered.

Fangio hasn’t had the on-field success versus K.C. per se, but his knowledge is invaluable. Hopefully, that is shown in a final score that features the Eagles on the winning side of the scoreboard. All things considered, when the smoke clears and the dust settles, this was a pretty good move by Philly. Toss Vic a Super Bowl ring if the Birds win on football’s grandest stage.

The Eagles could lose J.G. after all. light. Hot