John Fox Is New Denver Broncos Head Coach

Carolina Panther head coach John Fox waits for the results of his challenges that overturns a Pittsburgh Steelers touchdown in the first quarter at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 23, 2010. UPI/Archie Carpenter

John Fox has been named the new coach of the Denver Broncos, the team announced Thursday.

The 55-year-old will take the place of Josh McDaniels, who was let go Dec. 6. after a 4-12 season.

The Carolina Panthers opted not to renew Fox's contract following a disappointing 2-14 season - the worst in the NFL.

Still, Fox had a relatively successful run with the Panthers, leading them to two division titles, three playoff berths and a Super Bowl in his 9 years there.

Team executive vice president John Elway wrote in a Twitter post: Coach Fox is a great fit for us not only with his coaching ability but also with his personality. He is a dynamic and proven leader who will energize our entire organization. John has coached great defenses, turned teams around and been to Super Bowls. We couldnt be more excited to have him lead the Denver Broncos.

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