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Broncos and John Fox 'mutually part ways'

John Fox is finished as coach of the Denver Broncos.

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After four consecutive AFC West titles, three playoff wins, two number one seeds, and a Super Bowl appearance the Denver Broncos have announced that they have "mutually parted ways" with Head Coach John Fox.

Fox, 59, took the job after Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson didn't renew his contract after the Panthers went 2-14 in 2010 and earned the first overall pick.

In his first year as coach the Denver Broncos went 8-8, won the AFC West, and beat the Steelers in overtime 23-20. They would lose to the Patriots the next year, but after signing free agent Peyton Manning they went 13-3 in 2012 and 2013, good enough for No. 1 seed in the AFC. The Broncos fell to the Ravens in 2012 and they were blown out by the Seattle Seahawks in 2013.

The Broncos won another AFC West title this year and had the No. 2 seed in the AFC, but they didn't stand a chance as Peyton Manning looked done in the AFC Divisional Game.

This adds to an uncertain offseason, as Peyton Manning looks like he may have played the final game of his career, and Brock Osweiler has shown no signs of being able to take over.

Fox's career record is 126-96, having gone 73-71 with the Panthers, and 46-18 with the Broncos. His Panthers made it to Super Bowl 38 in 2003.