John Fox has to know his seat is getting hotter with each passing week. A loss to Tampa Bay in week 2 would only fan those flames.
The man has a 9-24 record with the Chicago Bears. Sure he’s overseeing a rebuild but there is just no escaping those numbers. If he can’t get this team going, there is every reason to believe he’ll get replaced. At that point the question will be who replaces him. There are plenty of names expected to be on the market. It’s a question of separating the ones who are the most likely fits for the franchise and why.
Here are five candidates worth watching and what makes them stand out.
Most deserving: Vic Fangio
The fact of the matter is the man has waited his turn for a long time. Fangio has been a defensive coordinator since 1995. A successful defensive coordinator at that. He took a down-and-out Bears unit and has made it respectable in such a short time. Players love him for his intelligence and attention to detail, along with his up-front honesty. At age 59 one could argue he’s long overdue to get his own team. His knows this team…
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