As the head coach of the Denver Broncos, John Fox has made a huge impact since he took over for a team that finished 4-12 in 2010. All of his hard work and devotion has paid off.
Entering the final year of his contract, the Broncos rewarded their head coach with a brand new three-year deal worth $16.5 million. This will keep Fox with the Broncos up until the 2016 season. The move comes just a little under 24 hours after Pete Carroll signed a contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks, the team that defeated the Broncos in February’s Super Bowl.
The details of the new contract have Fox making a little over two million more than his old contract, so the Broncos tore apart the old contract and gave their head coach a brand new deal that gives him the pay raise he deserves.
I believe that giving him a new contract makes sense. Fox has put in a lot of work to help rebuild this team. In his first three years with the Broncos, he accumulated a 34-14 record in the regular season while leading them to three straight AFC West division titles. They have advanced to at least the divisional round of the playoffs each year.
This move also helps the team in the long run. As mentioned, Fox’s old contract was set to expire after the 2014 season. With all the free agency moves that the Broncos will most likely have to make during the 2015 offseason, they decided to take care of the contract situation of their coach now rather than later. This gives the team more breathing room and checks off one item off the list for 2015.
With a new contract in place, Fox can now get back to work and prepare for another year with the Broncos.