Report: John Fox turns down interview with Jets

Tuesday January 13th, 2015

John Fox has declined an interview with the New York Jets, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Denver Broncos announced on Monday that they had agreed to mutually part ways with Fox, who had led the team to a 46-18 record with four playoff appearances over four seasons.

This season the Broncos lost 24-13 at home to the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round of the playoffs after going 12-4 and winning the AFC West in the regular season.

Fox previously served as the coach of the Carolina Panthers from 2002-2010.

The Jets are looking for a new head coach after firing Rex Ryan, along with general manager John Idzik, in late December. Over six seasons under Ryan, the Jets went 46-50 with zero playoff appearances since 2010.

Other rumored candidates for the Jets' head coaching vacancy include Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.

The Jets went 4-12 this season and finished in last place in the AFC East.

UPDATE: In response to the report, Jets officials reportedly said that the team did not request to interview Fox.

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