Chicago Bears hire John Fox as new head coach

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears have reached an agreement with John Fox to become the team’s 15th head coach in franchise history.

Fox has signed a four-year deal with the team and will be introduced as the new Bears coach at 11 a.m. Monday at Halas Hall.

It has been a half a century since the Bears hired a head coach with previous head coach experience.

Fox, 60, spent the past four years in Denver and left over philosophical differences with John Elway. Fox won four straight division titles and got to the Super Bowl where he was wiped out by Seattle.

Before Denver, Fox was with the Carolina Panthers for nine years, where he also made the Super Bowl and lost. He had three division titles with the Panthers.

Previously, he was a defensive coordinator for the Raiders and the Giants.

The Bears fired Coach Marc Trestman on December 29, the day after the conclusion of a disappointing 5-11 regular season.

Download the official news release from the Chicago Bears here: Bears Hire John Fox as Head Coach 

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