John Elway has made his first major decision as a Denver Broncos executive, hiring former Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox to become the newest head coach in Denver.
I am excited to announce that John Fox has agreed to terms to become the 14th head coach in Denver Broncos history.
Fox was the coach of the Carolina Panthers from 2002 through 2010, and was recently fired after a 2-14 season. He was the head coach of the Panthers during their only championship appearance, a 32-29 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII. He also led the Panthers to the 2005 NFC Championship game, where they lost to the Seattle Seahawks.
Coach Fox brings decades of coaching experience with expertise on the defensive side of the ball, long a weakness of the Denver Broncos. He is also known for his quick rebuilding jobs, with the Carolina Panthers quickly turning around their fortunes twice in the nine years he was head coach.
The job ahead would be difficult for any head coach, but armed with the #2 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and past experience, Coach Fox has a good place to begin rebuilding the Denver Broncos through his own methods.
No contract details have emerged yet, but the Denver Broncos will be paying three head coaches simultaneously; Mike Shanahan and Josh McDaniels are still owed money after their terminations.
John Fox will officially be announced as the new Denver Broncos head coach at a team press conference scheduled for Friday, January 14 at 12:00 p.m. MST.
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