According to NJ.com, there are conflicting reports as to whether the New York Jets have requested an interview with former Denver Broncos coach John Fox. Some sources claim the Jets actually have not yet requested an interview with him. Moreover, Fox would be willing to speak with the Jets if they do reach out, according to a source with knowledge of Fox’s thinking.
Former Denver coach John Fox has declined the Jets’ request to interview for their head coaching vacancy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
It seemed likely that the Jets would at least try to contact Fox, who parted ways with the Broncos earlier Monday, because he is now the most experienced head coaching candidate available. However, sources say Fox said no thanks immediately.
Charley Casserly, the former NFL general manager who is consulting Jets owner Woody Johnson on his coach and GM searches, went on ESPN New York radio on Monday and said he was not surprised that Fox and the Broncos had a mutual split.
According to AJC.com, John Fox is out at Denver, but don’t expect him to be in with the Falcons. The team has no plans at this time to interview him.
That could be a mistake. Fox has coached two franchises (Carolina, Denver) to Super Bowl appearances, and he’s the only proven veteran head coach on the market and he’s familiar with the NFC South from his years with the Panthers.
However, Fox is going to interview with the Chicago Bears. They seem like a perfect match to some sources, and it would be surprising if they didn’t make a deal.