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Former NFL coach John Fox is set to join ESPN as an NFL analyst this upcoming season.
The network announced the hiring Tuesday, adding that Fox will make appearances on NFL Live, SportsCenter and ESPN Radio.
"The opportunity to join ESPN and stay involved with football is a privilege. While I was honored to coach in the NFL for 28 years, I'm looking forward to this new adventure sharing my experiences and passion for the game with ESPN's viewers," Fox said in a statement.
Fox, 63, last coached the Bears from 2015-17 after having head coaching stints with the Broncos from 2011-14 and Panthers from 2002-10.
"John has led two different franchises to the Super Bowl and he has a great football acumen, just the kind of experience and perspective we were looking to add to our NFL studio coverage," senior coordinating producer Seth Markman said in the statement. "In addition to his football smarts, John is also a great storyteller and he has a fun personality, so we expect fans to see a different side of the former coach in his new analyst role."
Fox was fired at the end of last season after the Bears finished the regular season 5-11, bringing his overall record in Chicago to 14-34 during his tenure. He is 133-123 in 16 years as head coach.