By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to a source, the Chicago Bears will fire head coach John Fox on Sunday. Fox will coach the team against the Minnesota Vikings, then will be let go after the game.
The Bears are 5-10 this season. Barring a win over the Vikings, the Bears will likely end the season with a 5-11 season.
The 62-year-old Head Coach has been with the Bears since the 2015 season. He is 13-33 with the team.
In his three seasons with the Bears, they have not finished with a better than a 6-10 record. That happened during the 2015 season, before going 3-13 last season.
Fox has had friction with Bears general manager Ryan Pace, especially this season. Pace reportedly never told Fox of his intentions to draft Mitchell Trubisky with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
They made a trade with the San Francisco 49ers to move up just one spot — yes, just one spot — and gave up draft picks to make the deal.
“If we want to be great, you can’t sit on your hands,” Pace said after making the deal for Trubisky without informing Fox. “There are times when you’ve get to be aggressive, and when you have conviction on a guy, you can’t sit on your hands. I just don’t want to be average around here; I want to be great. And these are the moves you have to make.”
The Bears have not had a winning season since the 2012 season when they went 10-6. Since then, the team has went 27-52.
Fox’s Bears tenure is the worst in his NFL head coaching career. He went 46-18 in four seasons as the Denver Broncos Head Coach and went 73-71 in nine seasons as the Carolina Panthers Head Coach.
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