49ers extend Vic Fangio through 2015

The San Francisco 49ers have extended the contract of defensive coordinator Vic Fangio through the 2015 season, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

Jim Harbaugh, who earlier this month lobbied for a better contract for top assistant Vic Fangio, got exactly that today when Fangio was given both a raise and an extension. 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.

There’s no doubt Fangio continues to do a great job with the Niners defense and he deserved an extension.