Shortly after the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks signed their coach Pete Carroll to a two-year extension, the Denver Broncos did the same thing. Head Coach John Fox and the team Seattle beat in the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos, agreed to a three-year contract on Friday, according to NFL.com. A source close to the team said that the deal was “generous” to the tenured coach.
Fox had an interesting 2013 with the club. He suffered a heart attack midway through the season, came back and made it to the Super Bowl; only to get embarrassed on the biggest stage as the Broncos got shelled 43-8. Nonetheless, Fox and the Broncos had a season to be proud of. Peyton Manning won the MVP, Fox survived his health scare and although they lost the Super Bowl, they were still considered one of the best teams in the league.
Now, Fox is set up for even more success in 2014. The Broncos were very active in free agency this season, signing Demarcus Ware, Emmanuel Sanders, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward. Now, the team inked their coach for another three years.
Contract negotiations between Fox and the Broncos started back in February, shortly after the loss in the Super Bowl. But, it is interesting that they would reach an agreement now, just mere hours after the Seahawks signed Carroll. The Broncos also one upped Seattle by signing Fox to a three-year deal, while Seattle signed their respective coach to only a two-year deal. Now, I’m just stoking the fire here pointing out some similarities, but everyone is always trying to get the upper hand on their opponent.
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