Experienced defensive coach Vic Fangio, who served as a consultant with the Eagles during the 2022 Super Bowl run, is now the primary candidate for the Eagles' vacant defensive coordinator position. ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeremy Fowler report that a deal is anticipated.

Fangio discreetly worked with the Eagles last year before taking on the role of defensive coordinator for the Dolphins in the most recent season.

There was a possibility that Fangio could have taken on the role of defensive coordinator for the Eagles after the 2022 season. However, by the time Jonathan Gannon was appointed as the Cardinals' head coach on Feb. 14, Fangio had already joined Mike McDaniel's Dolphins staff as the defensive coordinator.

Over his two decades as an NFL defensive coordinator – including stints with the Panthers for four years, Colts for three years, Texans for four years, 49ers for four years, Bears for four years, and Dolphins for one year – he has overseen eight defenses ranked in the top 10 in points allowed and 10 in the top 10 for yards allowed.

During his recent 12 seasons serving as either a coordinator or head coach, he has seen 10 units achieve top-10 rankings in either yards or points.

Fangio excels in concealing coverages, minimizing significant plays, and employing post-snap movement to befuddle opposing offenses.

At the age of 65, Fangio secured his initial full-time coaching position in 1984 when he worked on the staff of the USFL Philadelphia Stars under Jim Mora.

Since that time, he has had tenures with the Saints, Panthers, Colts, Texans, Ravens, 49ers, Bears, and Broncos, in addition to a short stint at Stanford.

He served as the head coach of the Broncos from 2019 to 2021, marking his sole experience as a head coach.

The Broncos posted a record of 19-30 and failed to make the playoffs in any of those seasons.