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Bears set to hire John Fox as next head coach, per report

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After the Denver Broncos 'parted' with John Fox, the Chicago Bears were quick to target him.

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It didn't take long for John Fox to find a new employer. Just days after he and the Denver Broncos 'parted ways,' Fox is now set to become a head coach again.

According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, the Chicago Bears will hire Fox as their next coach after firing Marc Trestman this offseason. After a one-and-done exit from the playoffs, Fox and Denver decided it was time to go in a different direction on Monday, and the Bears were quick to target him.

Fox lead his team to win the AFC West all four years he was with the Broncos. But each season ended short of winning the Super Bowl, including a 24-13 upset by Indianapolis this year. Fox was 49-22 with the Broncos, including the playoffs, following a 78-74 record in nine years with Carolina, counting the postseason.

Fox's best coaching job was leading the Carolina Panthers to a Super Bowl with Jake Delhomme at quarterback and he got back there last year with Peyton Manning. The Broncos got blown out 43-8 by Seattle, but it still says something that he's been to a pair of Super Bowls as a head coach with two different teams.

Chicago on the other hand has been to the Super Bowl just once since the 1985 Monsters of the Midway, when they won the title, the only Lombardi Trophy Chicago has ever hoisted.