Chicago Bears Closing In On Deal With John Fox, Announcement Expected Shortly

The Chicago Bears wasted no time in going after John Fox when he and the Broncos parted ways, and it sounds like they could be just hours away from getting their man.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Bears and Fox are deep into the negotiation process on Friday morning, and Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reported a deal was in the works on Thursday afternoon. Fox has a 119-89 overall record with the Carolina Panthers (2002-2010) and the Denver Broncos (2011-2014). Fox took the Broncos to the AFC Divisional Round in all four years in Denver, as well as the Super Bowl in 2013, but the lack of a championship ultimately did him in.

A defensive coach who had over 20 years of experience before his first head coaching job, Fox will be the 15th head coach in the history of the Bears franchise. He is not expected to retain defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, and it's unclear how much of Chicago's existing staff he'll want to replace with his own hires.

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