The latest on other candidates
Vic Fangio, Bears DC
The Broncos have an interview set up with Vic Fangio for Monday, which would be the Bears’ day off after a win or the first day of their offseason.
Fangio is quickly becoming the favorite candidate of many in Broncos Country for the work he’s done defensively through the years in the NFL. He has the feel of the defensive version of Bruce Arians, who was not a head coach in the NFL on a full-time basis until he was over the age of 60.
That’s the main worry with Fangio right now — age. Of course, not every candidate is going to be a spry, young, 30-something or 40-something, but the Broncos are looking at some candidates who are very close to 60 years of age.
Brian Flores, Patriots DC
As has become customary for the Patriots, their assistants will interview over the weekend with their first-round playoff bye locked up.
There have been some rumors out there about Flores and that the Broncos have done some extensive work on him as a candidate.
Flores is a first-year playcaller for the Patriots defense but has been highly regarded in league circles and has had his hand in a number of areas of the team, including the scouting department. He’s an underrated but very intriguing candidate.
Mike Munchak, Steelers OL coach
There is said to be mutual interest between the Broncos and Mike Munchak, who declined the opportunity to interview with the Arizona Cardinals in 2017 and has been a head coach in the league before.
Munchak, as Ian Rapoport states in this video, is known for his ability to get the most out of his players but is his approach too old school? It sounds like Munchak is to the offensive line what Bill Kollar is to the defensive line.
Given his prior head coaching experience and the fact that he’s interested in job opportunities again, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him as a favorite for the Broncos’ position at this point.