The Carolina Panthers had not gone to the playoffs in the five seasons prior to John Fox arriving as head coach in 2002.
As Wednesday wore on, a veteran NFL source told CSNChicago.com that “the Bears job is John’s if he wants it.”
The Bears needed 26 days to decide on Phil Emery to replace Jerry Angelo as general manager in 2012.
John Fox has his interview set with the Bears.
The Bears announced Tuesday that they have interviewed Doug Marrone and Teryl Austin.