John Fox and Denver Broncos parting ways
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos and head coach John Fox have “mutually agreed to part ways,” the team announced Monday evening.
The decision comes a day after the Broncos’ season ended in a 24-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC divisional round at Sports Authority Field.
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Fox and John Elway, the Broncos general manager met Monday afternoon to discuss the season and the future of the team, according to the release.
“During our open and candid conversation, it became clear that it was best for both the Denver Broncos and Coach Fox to move on and make this change,” Elway said in a statement.
“On behalf of the Broncos, I sincerely thank John for his many contributions during his four seasons as head coach. He helped establish a positive, winning culture for this team and deserves a lot of credit for the Broncos’ turnaround.
“While we have made significant progress under Coach Fox, there is still work to be done. I believe this change at the head coaching position will be in the best interest of our long-term goal, which from day one has been to win World Championships.
“Our organization is fully dedicated to reaching Pat Bowlen’s high standards for his team as we begin the process of finding the next head coach to lead the Denver Broncos.”
Fox spent four seasons with the Broncos, leading the team to four consecutive playoff appearances, including a loss in the Super Bowl last season.
Fox led the Broncos to a 46-18 regular-season record in his four seasons.
“I had a productive visit with John Elway this afternoon in which we were both very honest about our time together and how to best move forward,” Fox said in the statement. “After this discussion, John and I mutually agreed that the timing was right for this decision.
“Although we came up short of our ultimate goal, I am proud of our team’s many accomplishments during these last four years. I truly appreciate all of the hard work put in by every player, coach and staff member within this organization.
“It was an honor to coach the Denver Broncos, a first-class franchise with great fans and a winning tradition. I am thankful to John, Mr. Bowlen and Joe Ellis for allowing me and my family to be part of this team and community.
“I am eager to continue my coaching career and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.”
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