John Fox is in a tough spot. Entering the third year of a four-year contract, Fox is staring down another very poor season from a win-loss perspective. At the end of the year, the Chicago Bears front office will have to choose between extending a coach who hasn’t won or keeping him on as a lame duck. Or, of course, they could just fire him.
Fox must know this. And in theory, he has a weapon on the bench that could greatly improve his team’s short-term chances. Mitchell Trubisky is a rookie, of course, and with rookie quarterbacks come growing pains, but the bar for improvement has been set remarkably low by Mike Glennon, the Bears’ $15 million man.