Dolphins Reveal New Defensive Coordinator for 2023

Devon Platana
The Miami Dolphins have revealed a new defensive coordinator for the 2023 NFL season.
The Miami Dolphins have revealed a new defensive coordinator for the 2023 NFL season. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Miami Dolphins will have a new face on the coaching staff when the 2023 NFL season begins. NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that the Dolphins will hire Philadelphia Eagles defensive consultant Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator.

Josh Boyer served as Miami's DC for the last three seasons but was ultimately fired at the end of the 2022 campaign.

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Due to the Eagles being in Super Bowl LVII with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Dolphins must wait until after the game to officially sign Fangio. There's no doubt that his arrival will be worth the wait, though.

While Fangio only joined the Eagles in 2022, his impact was felt immediately. His consultation helped Philadelphia finish the regular season with the second-fewest total yards (301.5) and eighth-fewest points allowed (20.2) per game. That's not even mentioning how the Eagles recorded a league-high 70 sacks — 15 more than the next team.

The Dolphins desperately need Fangio's help to turn their defense around. After all, Miami's points allowed have increased over each of the last three seasons, resulting in 24.1 PPG allowed in 2022 (ninth-worst in NFL).

For reference, Fangio had a top-10 scoring defense in two of his three seasons as the Denver Broncos head coach, finishing at No. 2 in 2021.

With talent names like Bradley Chubb, Jaelen Phillips and Jevon Holland on defense, Fangio could be key to unlocking their full potential. If all goes to plan, expect the Dolphins to be even more dangerous next season.

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