Citing Fox NFL Insider Jay Glazer, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report tweets that, if the Broncos lose their Divisional Round matchup against Indianapolis today, Denver head coach John Fox could be fired. Cole, in fact, believes there is a “pretty good chance” Fox would get the ax if the Broncos fall today.
Fox has led the Broncos to the playoffs in each of his four seasons in Denver, including a Super Bowl appearance last season. However, after an embarrassing performance in the Super Bowl, which followed a surprising upset at the hands of the eventual-champion Ravens the year before, Fox may be coaching for his job today. Another home upset in the second round of the playoffs may be too much for the Denver front office to take, especially considering the talent on the team’s roster.
Fox, though, recently signed an extension with the Broncos through the 2016 season, so a firing at this point would seem unlikely. However, if it did happen, he would immediately become the most desirable candidate on the head coaching market.