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Fox gets a new contract, too


On Friday, the coach who won the Super Bowl got a new contract.  So did the guy who didn’t win the Super Bowl.

FOX’s Jay Glazer, who is emerging from IR after a reaction to surgical anesthesia, reports that Broncos coach John Fox has a new three-year deal.

Hired in 2011 after nine years as head coach in Carolina, has generated a record of 34-16 in 44 regular season games and six postseason games.

For those who think Fox was successful because he lucked into Peyton Manning at quarterback, Fox took the Broncos to the playoffs with Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow, too.  Fox also had several contending teams with Jake Delhomme at quarterback.

Fox has taken both the Panthers and the Broncos to the Super Bowl.  Last year, he missed four games after undergoing surgery to replace a heart valve.

UPDATE 12:12 a.m. ET 4/5/14:  Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Fox was due to make $3.5 million in 2014, the final year of his four-year contract.  The new contract pays him $5.5 million per year.

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37 Responses to “Fox gets a new contract, too”
  1. patriotsarespygaters says: Apr 4, 2014 10:28 PM

    he better give peyton manning like half…broncos are still chasing the seahawks 49ers and pats

  2. lennydpocketqb says: Apr 4, 2014 10:29 PM

    Very good coach. But, how does he get over the hump?

  3. hoss408 says: Apr 4, 2014 10:29 PM

    Solid head coach! Hope he sticks around for a long time. After the McDaniels circus it’s nice to see some stability.

  4. gloryfromheaven46 says: Apr 4, 2014 10:30 PM

    People will say John Fox is just an average Head Coach but the guy went to the Super Bowl with Jake Delhomme and the Divisional Round with Tim Tebow. That’s pretty impressive….

  5. daytonaken says: Apr 4, 2014 10:34 PM

    I’m not sold on Fox. He was badly outcoached in the SB. The team with Peyton Manning looked unprepared.

  6. jayovalentine says: Apr 4, 2014 10:36 PM

    Closed minded smart a$$ “fans” can say what they want with the lame comments about his team getting blown out in the super bowl but Fox has always been solid. Pop that gum Coach !

  7. whatdoesjimmiefoxxsay says: Apr 4, 2014 10:37 PM

    Jimmie Foxx says “Good for Mr Fox”

  8. silverandblack052099 says: Apr 4, 2014 10:40 PM

    Any team that signs Chris Johnson will be making a mistake.

  9. denver1983 says: Apr 4, 2014 10:51 PM

    Maybe he will call timeout with 2 timeouts and 35 seconds left on the clock. Also with arguably the best qb of all time. Smdh!

  10. norwegianwud says: Apr 4, 2014 10:51 PM

    Good for you Foxy! Football good guy. Glad you’re not in our conference and/or division. Denver fans should be happy although most will say Manning is the “OC”, which is likely true, there still needs to be someone to steer the big ship.

  11. ~Hate~ says: Apr 4, 2014 10:52 PM

    Hey, i got a raise last week. Yippee!!

  12. bert1913 says: Apr 4, 2014 10:58 PM

    santa clara 49ers hc must be pulling out his hair

  13. calibear831 says: Apr 4, 2014 11:09 PM

    Thanks to Payton manning!

  14. blue18hutthutt says: Apr 4, 2014 11:10 PM

    I only realized how much a joke of a coach Fox was when I watched the SoundFX episode for the Superbowl.

    He was clueless and exasperated and just sounded like a clown than a coach in control of the situation and knowing what his next move would be

    The fact he so grossly underestimated the impact of crowd noise is another indication of how clueless he is

    If not for one of the most improbable stretches of luck by the likes of Tebow and inheriting a still peak-performance Peyton Manning this guy would be exposed for the mediocre coach he is

  15. clownsfan says: Apr 4, 2014 11:14 PM

    Totally out coached in the SB.

  16. shootscuz says: Apr 4, 2014 11:23 PM

    As a Broncos fan I like this. Fox is respected by his players and surrounds himself with great assistant coaches. Now just lead us to the Lombardi Trophy.

  17. axx1 says: Apr 4, 2014 11:36 PM

    So youre considered a winner even if you get second place now-a-days?

  18. nodindenver says: Apr 4, 2014 11:38 PM

    Are you kidding me? He should have been made to work for it. Their Super Bowl performance was despicable. Not prepared for crowd noise, ill-informed to leave it all on the field due to prospect of never getting back, and zero adjustments/passion to turn the tide is reason for criticism. The no answers to questions Foxy way that we heard so much about from Carolina fans when hired is getting old in Broncos country!

  19. petehemlock says: Apr 4, 2014 11:39 PM

    he’s OK I guess. that Panthers defense was live

  20. Vir Publius says: Apr 4, 2014 11:51 PM

    He’s never going to be sexy, but he gets the job done.

  21. aceakking says: Apr 5, 2014 12:11 AM

    What’s funny is Broncos fans honestly thought their record-setting offense against losing teams would beat the Seahawks, and completley ignored Wilson, Lynch, Harvin, and the rest of Seahawks offense. That’s what is so embarrassing about the Broncos getting their asses kicked as soon as the SB48 kicked off.

  22. randymossblewit says: Apr 5, 2014 12:28 AM

    Barry Switzer, Forrest Gregg, Brian Billick, Jim Fassel, Mike Martz, Bill Callahan, John Fox, you get the idea….

  23. deezenucks says: Apr 5, 2014 12:42 AM

    Useless without Manning running the show there.

  24. dubblelznhell says: Apr 5, 2014 2:17 AM

    Easy to be a HOF coach when you’ve got Manning

  25. disturbedshifty says: Apr 5, 2014 2:25 AM

    He doesn’t deserve it. At least not three more years. If it wasn’t for Manning he wouldn’t have had the recent playoff runs. The first run in the playoffs wasn’t his doing either. If it wasn’t for Mike McCoy and his offensive system they would never have made the playoffs that year with Tebow.

  26. rrthomasxyz says: Apr 5, 2014 3:40 AM

    As a 12, I want to commend the man. He’s got a great record and should do quite well with the free agent additions. He’s to be respected. Hope to see the Broncos in SB49 with the Seahawks.
    However, I don’t know what they did to improve their offense, meanwhile LOB remains strong.

  27. joetoronto says: Apr 5, 2014 4:08 AM

    Great news for the rest of the AFC West, he’s a junior version of Marty Schottenheimer.

  28. bigj7769 says: Apr 5, 2014 7:44 AM

    He’s a figure head, “yes” man coach for Elway. He has never done anything great besides be coach of the team with MANNING!! Who basically makes EVERYONE around him look good. Wait till manning is gone and Denver sinks to the bottom of the AFC west because they did everything they could to win in this 3 year span.

  29. grimreaper12 says: Apr 5, 2014 8:35 AM

    Good news for the AFC, Fox sucks.

  30. nfl4dummies says: Apr 5, 2014 9:43 AM

    Jack Del Rio, who was sub .500 with Jax, went 3-1 as an interim last year for the Donks. Still think its not because of Peyton?

  31. osiris33 says: Apr 5, 2014 10:15 AM

    Wake up people. It doesn’t matter how well prepared the Broncos were in the Super Bowl. They got torched by a vastly superior team. That defense is one of the best of all time. Coaching and scheme don’t matter if you get physically dominated.

  32. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 5, 2014 10:22 AM

    Everyone in Denver cashing in before the ship sinks.

  33. SparkyGump says: Apr 5, 2014 11:01 AM

    Sorry Broncos fans but this guy isn’t going to get it done for you. His team was simply not ready to play in either half of the Superbowl. I haven’t seen a team so poorly prepared to play in the Superbowl since the 9ers Chargers superbowl in ’95. Giving this guy a raise for mediocrity is a huge mistake.

  34. 8oneanddones says: Apr 5, 2014 12:21 PM

    The guy deserves some credit. The team he inherited was in ruins. However, he’s the George Karl of the NFL.

  35. jagsandliquor says: Apr 5, 2014 12:56 PM

    Just put in the contract: Fired the year after manning retires or when the salary cap train smashes into them

  36. scw1993 says: Apr 5, 2014 1:12 PM

    I have never seen a team so unprepared for a SB, both the coach and the qb lacked passion, there was no drive, and manning thought he had this win in his back pocket. He underestimated the strength of Seattle, and thought his name only was enough to get him a ring. He padded his stats all year long, but when it came to winning the big one which would have included his whole team in the glory, he didn’t care enough. He’s just a personal stats collector. Fox is just a figurehead.

  37. bassplucker says: Apr 5, 2014 2:18 PM

    Seems like a decent human being as NFL coaches go, and has done some good work over the years. Yes the Superbowl was a disaster but when your QB doesn’t show up for the game there’s only so much you can do.

    The three-year term is curious… does that mean they expect Peyton to be there that much longer? Cause if Peyton leaves after two more seasons you’ve potentially got a new QB taking the helm under a lame-duck HC and that’s not a good situation.

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