According to reports across the league, the Denver Broncos and head coach John Fox have mutually agreed to part ways.
This is news we’ve been scouring our Twitter feeds for all day after it was reported earlier in the season and on Sunday that if the Broncos don’t win the Super Bowl, it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Fox was fired. Well, this news should surprise no one, but it’s a swift move by John Elway not even 24 hours after the loss and obviously the team has plans to make some quick moves on the free agent coach market.
Fox was due $10 million left on his extension he signed with the Broncos, so the team will have to eat that money but it’s part of the business.
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Now, Fox is looking for the job and the Broncos are among five other teams looking for a new head coach. The vacancy in Denver is almost inarguably the most attractive job for any prospective head coach, and with some recent comments by Peyton Manning, it might be Adam Gase’s job to lose.
Time will tell, but Rex Ryan might be kicking himself now for taking the Buffalo Bills job so quickly.
John Elway had apparently seen enough after four years, and they are delivering this news to the media as though it’s a mutual parting. However, Fox probably wouldn’t have any reason to leave the team unless it was health related, and as far as we all know, he’s been doing great. The real issue here is, the Broncos have huge expectations, and with four straight division titles and a Super Bowl appearance with no title to speak of three years into the Peyton Manning era, it was time for a change.
The Broncos need someone more aggressive as their head coach, someone who is going to have the team ready to play in big games as they have so often complained they were not.