It isn't every day you see a coach go from 1-15 and being fired to being hired less than two weeks later. But that's the situation John Fox finds himself in today. The former Panthers head coach has been hired as the Broncos' head coach.
None other than the Broncos' new football czar John Elway delivered the news via his Twitter account a few minutes ago.
"Coach Fox is a great fit for us, not only with his coaching ability, but also with his personality," Elway said. "John has coached great defenses, turned teams around and been to Super Bowls. He is a dynamic and proven leader who will energize our entire organization. We couldn't be more excited to have him lead the Denver Broncos."
The Broncos were in the market after second-year coach Josh McDaniels was fired at mid-season.
Fox's hiring leaves only the Raiders without a head coach. No surprise there. Al Davis routinely waits until all other teams have made their coaching hires before hiring his own coach. It is expected that Davis will give strong consideration to Raiders offensive coordinator Hue Jackson to replace Tom Cable, who was fired after the season.