John Fox won’t be returning to New York.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the former Broncos coach already has declined to interview with the Jets. Which means either that Fox has no interest in joining one of the most dysfunctional franchises in the league or that he has something else lined up.
Bet on the latter. Plenty of business gets done with winks, nods, and conversations that never happened. One of those conversations that never happened may have happened between Fox and another team that currently is looking for a head coach.
Like maybe the Bears.
UPDATE 9:18 p.m. ET: Schefter now says the Jets have informed him that no request to interview Fox was made. Which possibly is semantics. Especially since Fox said “no thanks.”