John Fox Gets New NFL Coaching Gig
John Fox enjoyed his share of success as an NFL head coach for 16 seasons. Fox made two Super Bowl trips during his HC career, but he also went out on a low note following three losing seasons with the Chicago Bears.
Now it turns out Fox is back in the NFL with a new gig.
The Indianapolis Colts have hired Fox as a senior defensive assistant, the team announced Monday. Frank Reich's staff has undergone several changes this offseason and Fox adds plenty of experience to draw from.
Fox rose up the coaching ranks thanks to his defensive background. He entered the NFL as a secondary coach before moving up to coordinator and eventually head coach in 2002.
Fox helped take the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl in his second season, but ended his nine-year tenure there 73-71 overall. He then went 64-46 with the Denver Broncos, including a Super Bowl run during the 2014 playoffs, but never got those talented teams over the hump.
Then things took a dramatic turn downward in Chicago. Fox never won more than six games during three seasons, finishing with a putrid 14-34 record over three seasons before being fired.
Though his last stint in the NFL ended poorly, Fox's experience as a head coach certainly puts some added pressure on Frank Reich to succeed with a revamped roster.
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