John Fox is reportedly in his final hours as the head coach of the Chicago Bears. If the latest news holds true, John Fox’s last game as the Chicago Bears’ coach will come against the playoff-bound Minnesota Vikings.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport is citing sources that the Chicago Bears are preparing to fire John Fox shortly after the game versus the Minnesota Vikings. Fox will be let go by the Bears after three dismal seasons as head coach.
The Bears’ decision to part ways with John Fox seemed to be imminent. As recently as Week 10, the Bears appeared to be headed in the right direction. With rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky under the center, the Bears were 3-5 and facing the injury-riddled Green Bay Packers. The Packers played without Aaron Rodgers.
A Bears’ win over the Packers would have not only begun the righting of the ship for John Fox’s team, but they would also have been firmly inserted in the discussion for at least a wild card. Those hopes were dashed with a bitter 23-16 defeat. Embarrassment also became a factor for the Bears, who were the first team to lose to Packers’ backup Brent Hundley.
The defeat dropped the Chicago Bears to a record of 3-6. The defeat to the Packers officially put John Fox in the hot seat.