Fox will get the opportunity to make his mark in the third season with the Bears, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport. The Bears are just 9-22 in his first two seasons.
Fox, hired by Chicago after going 46-18 in four seasons with the Denver Broncos, is in the second year of a four-year deal he signed with the Bears in 2015. The Bears (3-12) will finish last in the NFC North for the third straight season, after going 6-10 in 2015.
The Bears suffered numerous injuries this season, including losing their top two quarterbacks.
Jay Cutler played in just five games in 2016 after missing time early in the season with a sprained thumb before finishing the year on injured reserve with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Then Brian Hoyer broke his left arm in a Week 7 loss to the Green Bay Packers, and the Bears were forced to turn to No. 3 quarterback Matt Barkley, a former USC standout with little NFL experience as a starter.