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Report: John Fox to be hired as Chicago Bears head coach

The Chicago Bears have reportedly found their next head coach.

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John Fox and the Denver Broncos parted ways on Monday, a day after the Broncos lost to the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC playoffs.  By Tuesday, he was confirmed to have an interview with the Chicago Bears, and by Wednesday, he was at Halas Hall.

On Thursday, Jason Cole reported that Fox will indeed be hired by the Chicago Bears as their next head coach.

This comes one week to the day after new general manager Ryan Pace was hired in Chicago.

John Fox spent the last four years as head coach of the Denver Broncos, compiling a 46-18 while making the playoffs in each of his four seasons.

In three of those four seasons, the Broncos lost in the divisional round of the playoffs, and in 2013, lost to the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.

Fox is no stranger to the playoffs-- or Super Bowl-- as he has previously taken the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl in 2003, and the NFC Championship game in 2005.

Fox is known as a player's coach, and many are comparing him to Lovie Smith.

Rumors are that Kyle Shanahan will likely join Fox in Chicago as offensive coordinator. Shanahan is widely respected around the league as a great offensive mind, and will likely spend at least one season with Jay Cutler as his quarterback. All this speculation at this point, but there are pretty significant reports out there suggesting this will likely happen.

Stay tuned...