This is Fox's third year with the team and he has won three straight AFC West crowns at the helm. After bowing out in the Divisional Round in each of the past two seasons, the Broncos defeated the San Diego Chargers and the New England Patriots in the playoffs en route to their first Super Bowl appearance since the 1998 season.
Before coming to Denver, Fox was hired as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers in 2002 after a background as a defensive coordinator, and took the team to the Super Bowl in his second season, losing to the Patriots. His career in Carolina was decidedly up-and-down, with three playoff appearances and four sub-.500 seasons in his nine years with the team. He finished his time in Carolina with a regular season record of 73-71.