Bears hire Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator

Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts walks off the field after the game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears announced the hiring of Chuck Pagano as their defensive coordinator, Friday evening.

The former Colts’ head coach replaces Vic Fangio, who left the Bears to take the head coaching gig with the Denver Broncos.

Pagano led the Horseshoes from 2012-17, compiling a 53-43 record. He went 3-3 in the playoffs, including helping the franchise to the AFC Championship game in the 2014 season.