It’s been an eventful year for Broncos coach John Fox.
He entered the year with heavy expectations after the Broncos lost their playoff opener last year and they only rose as the Broncos earned the top seed in the AFC. Fox missed some of the games that got them that seed after having aortic valve replacement surgery during the season and then rehabbed in time to guide the team to the Super Bowl. Reaching that goal naturally makes Fox feel pretty good, although he said Sunday that he’s been feeling that way a lot since his surgery.
“Just standing here feels pretty good because I almost wasn’t,” Fox said, via the Denver Post.
Win or lose against the Seahawks, Fox will probably be feeling pretty good at some point this offseason as well. Fox’s contract expires after the 2014 season and it is hard to imagine that the Broncos won’t be rewarding his three straight division titles and AFC championship with an extension that keeps him in Denver for several more years.