The Chicago Bears are in the midst of a long rebuilding process, but if head coach John Fox doesn’t start winning some games, he could end up in a spot he’d probably rather not be in.
So far in his Bears career, Fox has a 10-26 record, good for a .278 winning percentage. That is perilously close to being the worst winning percentage of any coach in Bears history, trailing only Abe Gibron, who won just 26.8 percent of his games from 1972 to 1974.
In order to avoid surpassing (or falling behind) Gibron’s infamous record, Fox’s Bears will need to win at least three of their final 12 games this season, as that would put him at a .271 winning percentage in his career with the team.
For those curious, only one Bears coach since Mike Ditka has posted a winning record with the team, as Lovie Smith went 81-63 in his nine seasons in Chicago.
The team’s previous coach Marc Trestman was 13-19 in two seasons, which equals out to a .406 winning percentage, good for fourth-worst in Bears history.
h/t to Chicago Sun-Times