John Fox, the man credited with helping turn the Bronco’s franchise around, is headed a bit north. The veteran coach has landed a deal with the Chicago Bears, a team that had a notoriously bad season, plagued with injuries, and a questionable contract with their injury-plagued quarterback Jay Cutler. He replaced former head coach Trestman, who was fired on the Monday following the close of the regular season. General manager, Phil Emery, was also a causality of the teams abysmal season.
According to sources, Denver and John Fox parted ways mutually on Sunday following the team’s divisional lost to the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have often proved to be a difficult team for the Bronco’s to best, partially due to Peyton’s long history with the Colts and their coaching staff. Many feel the Colts have an advantage over the Bronco’s as much of Peyton’s game was developed with the coaches that still head the Broncos.
Regardless, Fox seems to have felt it was time to move on, and he”ll certainly have a challenge in Chicago. Bear management have been interviewing potential replacements since they parted ways with Trestman. They spoke with Doug Marrone, the Buffalo Bills coach that was ousted this season. They also spoke with Teryl Austin of Detroit, Denver staff member Adam Gase, and Seattle’s Dan Quinn. Beneful has more on this story on their facebook page.
The Bears appear a bit gun-shy and have focused on bringing in a coach with a proven, winning record as a head coach. Clearly, Fox fits the bill. He will be paired with Ryan Pace, a fist time general manager.