Published May 02, 2016
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - John Fox is never out of work long.
Just days after leaving his post as head coach of the Denver Broncos in a mutual parting, Fox has landed with the Chicago Bears.
It was the same story four years ago when Fox was last on the market. He took over as Broncos coach less than two weeks after his contract was not renewed by the Carolina Panthers following a mostly successful nine-year run.
Fox had a regular-season record of 46-18 with four AFC West titles during his brilliant tenure with Denver, taking the Broncos to the Super Bowl last season. After the Broncos were dispatched by Indianapolis in the divisional round of the playoffs last Sunday, Denver president of football operations John Elway said he and Fox decided to part ways because they differed on how to progress into the future.
The Bears had a coaching vacancy the day after the 2014 regular season ended when both Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery were fired in the wake of a 5-11 campaign. Trestman was 13-19 in his two seasons with Chicago.
Ryan Pace took over as general manager last week and interviewed Fox on Wednesday, just two days after the coach left Denver.
Fox has a career record of 119-89 with six division titles and seven playoff appearances in 13 seasons. He was 73-71 with Carolina from 2002-10 and led the Panthers to their lone Super Bowl appearance after the 2003 campaign.
The Bears had not hired a coach with previous NFL head coaching experience since Paddy Driscoll in 1956.