Head coach John Fox and the Denver Broncos parted ways Monday. Fox's departure followed a more than hour-long meeting with General Manager John Elway.
“John Fox and I met for more than an hour on Monday afternoon to discuss the 2014 season and our goals for the future. During our open and candid conversation, it became clear that it was best for both the Denver Broncos and Coach Fox to move on and make this change,” Elway said in a statement on the Broncos' official website.
“While we have made significant progress under Coach Fox, there is still work to be done. I believe this change at the head coaching position will be in the best interest of our long-term goal, which from day one has been to win World Championships."
Fox said the agreement was mutual after a “productive” and “honest” talk. “Although we came up short of our ultimate goal, I am proud of our team’s many accomplishments during these last four years,” Fox said.
The Bronco’s finished 12-4 for this season. During his tenure with the team, Fox compiled a 46-18 record and has an overall career record of 126-95. The Bears ended the 2014 season with a dismal 5-11 record.
Just because Fox doesn’t have a career with the Broncos anymore doesn’t mean his coaching career is over. In fact, some Twitter users predicted Fox would become the new head coach of the Chicago Bears after Marc Trestman was fired. Other netizens tweeted they wanted to Fox wearing gangrene with the New York Jets after Rex Ryan got the ax, but it’s unlikely since Fox allegedly turned down a meeting with the Jets, The Score wrote.
Some posts about Fox hopefully going to the Bears have been listed below:
The Bears NEED John Fox
— Kevin Burns (@Kburns11_) January 13, 2015
I just decided, Bears bring in John Fox he brings #18 with him to be Offensive Coordinator. Teaches Jay Cutler how to play QB. #donedeal
— Mr. Tucker ™ (@Stucklesworth) January 13, 2015
Please John Fox, please fix the Bears
— Ryan Prasek (@ryanprasek) January 13, 2015
I’m thinking John Fox is going to be the #Bears next Head Coach.
— Aaron T. Starks (@StarkyLuv73) January 13, 2015
Is there seriously any #Bears fan that wouldn't want John Fox as HC?
— Brett Bobysud (@BBobysud588) January 13, 2015
Others weren't so excited about Fox potentially joining the Bears:
Please football Gods...do NOT, I repeat DO NOT let the #Bears hire John Fox!!
— Travis David (@tdavid_21) January 13, 2015
Bears in future? John Fox wants to coach again: Hopefully, not with the Bears, who should hire Todd Bowles.
— Jeffrey E. Estes (@jesteslaw) January 13, 2015
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