Report: Fangio interviews for Jaguars' coaching vacancy

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The Jacksonville Jaguars interviewed former Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio for their coaching vacancy, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Broncos fired Fangio in January after three seasons at the helm. He ended his time with a 19-30 record and zero winning seasons.

The 63-year-old is widely considered one of the NFL's preeminent defensive minds and was expected to garner significant interest at the coordinator level.

With the Jaguars reportedly losing two of their top coaching candidates in Nathaniel Hackett and Matt Eberflus to the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears, respectively, the team is seemingly widening its search.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is apparently one of the other leading contenders for the Jacksonville job.

Fangio worked 19 seasons as a defensive coordinator, spending time with the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, and Bears. He recorded five top-10 finishes in scoring defense in eight combined campaigns in San Francisco and Chicago from 2011-18.

Fangio worked with Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke for four years in San Francisco. Baalke's future in Jacksonville remains a question mark after fans wore clown costumes to the final game of the regular season to protest owner Shad Khan for keeping the executive.

Jacksonville is looking to hire a new head coach after firing Urban Meyer less than one season into his tenure.

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