August 10, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio signs autographs for fans before the game at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: San Francisco 49ers extend contract of defensive coordinator Vic Fangio

The San Francisco 49ers probably didn’t enjoy having their coordinators play musical chairs during the offseason as teams interviewed them for an open head coaching position.

Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was one of the coaches on the San Francisco staff courted by other teams, but no head coaching job was offered and Fangio returned to the 49ers to resume his defensive coordinator role moving forward.

He’ll be doing so through at least 2015 after he and the 49ers agreed on a contract extension that will make him one of the highest paid defensive coordinators in the NFL.

Fangio’s contract, which was set to expire after the 2014 season, now runs through 2015, which is when Harbaugh’s deal is scheduled to expire. The new deal makes Fangio among the highest paid defensive coordinators in the league.

San Francisco has routinely marched out one of the top defenses in the league under Fangio’s guidance and while some of that has to do with the on-field talent, Fangio is widely regarded as one of the premier defensive play callers in the NFL.

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