The 2022 Miami Dolphins were an electric and entertaining team to watch.
First-year coach Mike McDaniel ignited a once-stagnant offense, and he even made Tua Tagovailoa look like a legit MVP candidate when he was healthy.
Nonetheless, the Dolphins’ once-solid defense took a major step backward from the Brian Flores era.
And while they were able to outscore their rivals with their explosive offense more often than not, that formula might not win a lot of playoff games.
That’s why the Dolphins did their due diligence and hired one of the best guys available to take over their defensive coordinator duties: Vic Fangio
Now, details have emerged of Fangio’s pact with the Florida organization, with NFL insider Albert Breer revealing that the former Denver Broncos coach will make over $4.5 million per year for the next three years, making him one of the highest-earning assistants league-wide.
Sources: The Dolphins are doing a three-year deal with Vic Fangio that'll pay their new defensive coordinator more than $4.5 million per. Was always going to be competitive luring Fangio, and Miami was willing to compete.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 3, 2023
Fangio put together one of the league’s finest defensive units during his days with the Broncos, but his offensive decision-making was just mind-boggling, not to mention his QB situation was far from ideal.
That eventually cost him his job in charge of the Mile-High organization, but he was too good of a defensive mind not to get another job soon enough.
The Dolphins most definitely needed someone like him, with Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills looking to rule the AFC East for the foreseeable future and the surging New York Jets also breathing down their necks, so props to the front office for getting this deal done.NEXT: Dolphins Finalize Defensive Coordinator Decision