The Denver Broncos have become the sixth NFL team searching for a new head coach after they agreed to part ways with John Fox today.
ESPN's Adam Schefter revealed the news which comes after the franchise saw their playoff run come to an end in a 24-13 defeat to the Indianapolis Colts.
Fox has been with the Broncos since 2011 and leaves Denver with a record of 46-18 in regular season games and 3-4 when it comes to the postseason. It is his failure here that is likely to have led John Elway to make what is a monumental decision.
Fox came within one game of bringing the Denver Broncos their third SuperBowl before suffering a humiliating defeat against the Seattle Seahawks last season. Having added considerable depth on the defensive side of the ball in 2014 there was huge pressure on the 59-year-old to go one step further this time around.
A lacklustre display at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night however left the Broncos looking on for the remainder of the post season and ultimately it seems leaves Fox looking for another job.
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More changes to come?
The news that John Fox has parted ways with the franchise is sure to leave a sour taste in the mouth of many Broncos fans who had hoped he would be the man to bring their first SuperBowl since 1997.
Now though with Fox gone this could just be the start of an offseason of change in Denver.
With veteran quarterback Peyton Manning unclear on his future in the aftermath of Sunday's defeat and OC Adam Gase being interviewed for a number of head coaching jobs throughout the NFL there is much to be decided upon by the Broncos front office.
Gase of course could be seen as the logical replacement for Fox and is sure to be on Elway's list of potential candidates.
Whether this decision impacts Manning's retirement conundrum is also another question worth considering as it is unlikely the 38-year-old would be overly enthusiastic about developing a completely new relationship with a coach at his age.