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DeMeco Ryans, Vic Fangio may be linked, but neither move helps Broncos

Jan 30, 2023, 11:12 AM

The Denver Broncos are still looking for a head coach.

And it’s looking more and more like that won’t be San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans. Even though Ryans was Denver’s “top candidate” last week, momentum started building for him to head to Houston and coach the Texans. With the Niners loss to the Eagles in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, Ryans is now free to do what he likes.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed on Monday morning that Houston is still very likely the destination for Ryans.

“If all goes well” essentially means if there are no snags in contract talks, Ryans will be Houston’s next head coach. He’s the latest candidate the Broncos have seemingly missed out on. Jim Harbaugh keeps rejecting Denver, Dan Quinn is headed back to Dallas and the Sean Payton saga keeps getting weirder.

Meanwhile, despite a report over the weekend that Vic Fangio is headed to the Dolphins, that appeared to be premature. Now, with Ryans leaving the 49ers, Fangio could end up back in the Bay Area. The former Broncos head coach sat out the 2022 season.

So, Ryans and Fangio may be linked, but with neither move helping the Broncos.

It’s the wildest NFL coaching carousel we’ve ever seen, and right now Denver is just spinning and spinning. Let’s hope the ride stops soon, for everyone’s sake.

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