John Fox not likely to return after third last-place finish in NFC North
Chicago will finish last in the NFC North for the third consecutive season under Fox, who was hired by the Bears in January 2015 after a four-year stint as the Denver Broncos' coach.
Fox coached the Broncos to four consecutive division titles and a Super Bowl appearance, but he failed to duplicate that success with the Bears, who haven't had a winning season since 2012.
Entering Sunday's regular-season finale, Fox is 14-33 with the Bears and owns a career record of 133-122 in 16 seasons with Chicago, Denver and the Carolina Panthers.
His .298 winning percentage entering Sunday's game is second-worst in franchise history to Abe Gibron, who went 11-30-1 (.274) from 1972 to '74.
The Bears particularly struggled against their division rivals under Fox, going 3-14 against NFC North opponents over the past three seasons entering Sunday's finale against the Vikings.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, during Fox's tenure, the Bears have been held to 20 points or fewer in 30 games; they've scored 30 points or more just three times — ahead of only the Browns, who have done it just once in that span.
Chicago has missed the playoffs in 10 of the past 11 seasons.
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