John Elway: John Fox Will Be the 14th Coach of the Denver Broncos

Nick DavisContributor IIIJanuary 13, 2011

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 02:  Head coach John Fox of the Carolina Panthers against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on January 2, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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John Elway announced via Twitter that the Denver Broncos will make John Fox, formerly the head coach of the Carolina Panthers, the newest head coach of the Broncos. Fox, 55, won 73 regular-season games, and took the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl.

Elway has previously mentioned that the new coach of the Broncos would have to be on board with the idea of Tim Tebow being the team's future. It has been mentioned that the team does not want to have another Jay Cutler incident.

Rick Dennison, Perry Fewell, Dirk Koetter and interim coach Eric Studesville were also possibilities for the team's head coaching position. With the second pick in this season's NFL draft, it will be interesting to see what Fox and company have planned, but most signs lead to improvement on the defensive side of the ball.

"He is a dynamic and proven leader who will energize our entire organization," Elway tweeted. "John has coached great defenses, turned teams around and been to Super Bowls."

It will be exciting to see the Denver Broncos improve over what will be a forgettable 2010 campaign.

"We couldn’t be more excited to have him lead the Denver Broncos," Elway said.

Fox will be introduced to the media noon Friday MST.