Interestingly, the 'Niners passed over Fangio, and hired one of Fangio's assistants, Jim Tomsula, to fill their head coaching vacancy.
Such an overlook brings some glaring questions and concerns to Fangio's candidacy. That would be like Adam Gase getting passed over for his quarterbacks coach, Greg Knapp.
However, Fangio has a track record replete with success, as the 'Niners defensive coordinator, and he's spent many years in that role with several NFL teams.
Even with San Francisco's sub-par 2014 campaign, Fangio's unit finished as the No. 5 total defense, which is impressive, considering they were without NaVorro Bowman all year and Aldon Smith for most of it, to say nothing of Patrick Willis' missed time on the grid-iron.
Fangio fits the bill for what John Elway is reportedly looking for; someone who can improve the Broncos physicality and intensity and help them get over the post-season hump. As of this moment, there have been no official reports of the Broncos bringing him in for an interview.
Fangio and almost all of Jim Harbaugh's assistants, have be fired and released from their contracts with the 'Niners. He is a bona-fide free agent. As always, we'll keep you posted.