Report: ESPN hires former Bears coach John Fox

By Michael Dixon

John Fox, who most recently coached the Chicago Bears from 2015-2017, will remain prominent in the NFL, only as an analyst.

According to Richard Deitsch of The Athletic, Fox has been hired by ESPN, although his specific is presently unknown.

Sources tell The Athletic that the longtime NFL head coach, with stops in Carolina, Denver and Chicago over his 16 years leading teams, has been hired by ESPN as an NFL studio analyst. The network has some studio openings with the departure of Herm Edwards (to coach Arizona State football) and the possibility of some of its studio crew moving to Monday Night Football. ESPN declined to comment.”

Fox was fired by the Bears after the 2017 season. In three years with Chicago, he went 14-34.

His stints as head coach of the Carolina Panthers (2002-2010) and Denver Broncos (2011-2014) were far more successful. In addition to compiling a winning record in both places, Fox also guided both Carolina and Denver to conference championship following the 2003 and 2013 seasons, respectively.