After a winning percentage of over .700 in Denver, John Fox is one of the hottest coaching candidates on the market.
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After mutually agreeing to part ways with the Denver Broncos, former head coach John Fox reportedly has already been targeted for new head coaching opportunities.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported that Fox will interview with the Bears soon.
While noting all the connections to the job (consultant Ernie Accorsi loves him, new General Manager Ryan Pace and Fox have a mutual friend in Saints coach Sean Payton), Mortensen also says it’s not a slam-dunk hire. At age 37, Pace is the league’s youngest General Manager, and Mortensen reports that he “will want to be certain his choice has the sustained energy to embrace the challenge.”
As a 13-year NFL head coach, Fox is 119-89. He went 73-71 with the Carolina Panthers, taking them to Superbowl XXXVIII in 2003. He was fired by the Panthers after a 2-14 season in 2010, and was hired by the Denver Broncos.
In four seasons with the Broncos, Fox led the team to four AFC West titles, a 46-18 record (a franchise-record .719 winning percentage) and went 3-3 in the playoffs, taking the team to Superbowl XLVIII.