John Fox Expected to Be Fired After Vikings Game
Not that this is likely to come as a surprise to any Bears fans yet anyone that follows football. But the Chicago Bears are expected to fire head coach John Fox following Sunday’s regular season finale against the Minnesota Vikings, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
In his three seasons as Bears’ head coach, Fox has posted a 14-33 record.
It sounds like the Bears will likely target an offensive-minded head coach to replace Fox and help develop quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. But regardless, general manager Ryan Pace will lead the coaching search.
Here’s what Rapoport had to say about the Bears on Black Monday:
Chicago Bears: Coach John Fox is expected to be fired following Chicago’s game on Sunday, sources say. General manager Ryan Pace will lead the search for a new coach, and team president Ted Phillips has already been doing homework on prospective candidates. While Fangio likely gets a look, don’t be surprised if the Bears focus on hiring an offensive coach who can help rookie QB Mitch Trubisky, as the Eagles did with Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz.
The Bears close the 2017 season on Sunday against the Vikings at Noon CT.