Before Sunday’s loss to the Colts, FOX’s Jay Glazer reported that, if Broncos coach John Fox were to become available, other teams would be interested. After Sunday’s loss to the Colts, a separate report emerged that the Broncos don’t plan to make Fox available.
Citing multiple unnamed sources, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos “had never discussed firing Fox.” Klis points to Fox’s three-year contract from early 2014 as proof of the intent to keep him around.
“I’ve seen all kind of reports in the past, I’m sure I’ll see some moving forward. I don’t make those decisions, I don’t control that,” Fox told reporters after the game. “My intentions are to be a Denver Bronco and have been since I got here. It’s not about me; it’s about this football team.”
Klis speculates that Glazer’s report could mean that Fox in considering retirement. But Glazer said nothing about Fox walking away; Glazer said that if Fox is “available,” other teams would be interested.
The report from Klis could mean that the Broncos think Fox may be hoping to become available, and that the team won’t be making it easy for Fox and a new team by firing him. The deeper message could be that if, as Glazer believes, other teams are interested in Fox, those other teams should approach the Broncos about a possible trade.
Even if the Broncos would otherwise be inclined to move on from Fox, it would be foolish at this point for the Broncos not to wait and see whether the Jets, Bears, 49ers, Falcons, and/or Raiders make a phone call — and in turn make an offer.