After a four-game absence from aortic valve surgery, John Fox’s team is ready to welcome him back to the sideline with open arms, and hopefully a victory.
When the Broncos take on the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Fox will be back and making the decisions again, which he hasn’t done since the Broncos beat the Redskins back in late October.
Denver Post Broncos beat writer Mike Klis confirmed that Fox will be back on the sideline, which will be a welcome sight for the team. Fox’s condition was a bit frightening, as he was taken to a hospital after reportedly feeling light-headed on the golf course during the team’s bye week.
Fox said he knew about his heart’s condition, but was hoping to not have to have surgery until after the season.
Obviously, his body told him otherwise, and now Fox has had a chance to fully recover while his team went 3-1 under the direction of defensive coordinator and interim head coach Jack Del Rio.
Del Rio was a perfect candidate for the Broncos to replace Fox in his absence, because he’d been a head coach in the league for so long and if not for a terrible finish, the Broncos would have gone 4-0 with him at the helm.
Regardless, coach Fox re-joins a team that is in 1st place in the AFC and AFC West, and a team that is in the driver’s seat for home field advantage throughout the playoffs–again.