The tweet makes it official.
I am excited to announce that John Fox has agreed to terms to become the 14th head coach in Denver Broncos history.
As John Elway has said, John Fox will become the 14th head coach in Denver Broncos history. Just two years removed from the beginning of the Josh McDaniels era, it's time to begin the John Fox era.
Although Adam Schefter and others at ESPN believed that Rick Dennison was the man to beat for the job, John Fox came in and stole it away from him. Clearly, the Broncos looked past the 2-14 season and saw a coach who deserved a second chance. John Fox has been a head coach for the Panthers since 2002 and has had only one season with fewer than 7 wins. You guessed it... the 2010 season.
John Fox comes from a defensive background. He was a defensive backs coach from 1980 to 1988 for various different universities (and was a defensive coordinator during the years 1986-1988 while at the University of Pittsburgh). He then made the jump to the NFL to become the defensive backs coach for the Steelers from 1989 to 1991, the defensive coordinator for the Raiders in 1994-1995, a personnel consultant for the Rams in 1996, and the Giants Defensive coordinator from 1997 to 2001 before becoming the head coach of the Panthers in 2002.
This background should put a bunch of fans at ease. The Broncos are coming off one of the worst defensive performances in team history and could use a coach who has experience on the defensive side of the ball.