Could former Bears' head coach John Fox be back in the NFL for the 2018 season?
FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer spoke with WGN Radio's Adam Hoge on Thursday. While Glazer is not sure if Fox will coach again, he says Fox is mulling over coaching offers.
"He's gotten some offers to be senior defensive assistant, things like that," Glazer said. "I don't know if he's going to jump into the media side of it. He's kind of mulling some offers whether or not he wants to coach.
"The coaching bug is not out of him yet."
Fox, who will turn 63 on Feb. 8, has 16 years of NFL head coaching experience in a coaching career that dates back to 1978. While his head coaching record stands at a respectable 133-123, Fox's tenure with the Bears was not as successful.
From 2015-2017, Fox's Bears went a woeful 14-34, finishing fourth in the NFC North each season. The Bears finished 1-5, 2-4 and 0-6, respectively, against conference opponents in the three-year span, including an abysmal 1-5 against the rival Green Bay Packers.
Known as a defensive coach, Fox's teams have ranked in the top 10 for total yards allowed on eight occassions (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009 with the Panthers, 2012 and 2014 with the Broncos, 2017 with the Bears). One would think he could bolster any coaching staff as a defensive assistant, at the very least.
While the Bears obviously made no trips to the playoffs under Fox, their defense became a true strength at the end of his tenure. If given the chance, Fox could be a solid addition to another NFL team's coaching staff for 2018 and beyond.