The Chicago Bears have hired Chuck Pagano as their new defensive coordinator.

"We are excited to add Chuck to our staff as defensive coordinator," head coach Matt Nagy said in a release. "He has successful experience at many different levels in this league and he is a great teacher with an aggressive mentality that fits our style of football. He is a man of high character and has a passion for the game that will no doubt add to the culture we have already started building at Halas Hall."

Pagano takes over for Vic Fangio, who vacated the position to become the head coach of the Denver Broncos.