In a league with coaching changes happening more and more annually, it’s nice to have some form of stability in Denver. After the Mike Shanahan era lasted long enough to be considered just that, the Josh McDaniels was a really brief period of Broncos history.
John Fox was hired to replace McDaniels, and all he’s done in Denver is win three straight AFC West titles, three playoff games, and bring home an AFC Championship this past year. That’s got the Broncos and Foxy talking extension.
On John Fox: Negotiations to begin on a new contract after Super Bowl. Both sides confident it’ll happen. Team source: “He’s perfect for us”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 2, 2014
Fox has proven worthy in his three years as head coach to be worthy of an extension, putting together a very solid staff in his time with the Broncos. The only downfall to Fox is his sometimes conservative approach to coaching, which can sometimes bit the Broncos in the butt. Most of the time, playing the odds in your favor is a worthwhile approach, but Foxy stepped out of his comfort zone a bit in 2013 and allowed Adam Gase and Peyton Manning to be more aggressive offensively, going for a bunch of fourth downs and pursuing numerous NFL records.
Good move for the Broncos.