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Super Bowl XLVIII: John Fox has a $1 million incentive to win

Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos soeaks to the media during a Super Bowl XLVIII head coach joint press conference at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 31, 2014 in New York City.
Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos soeaks to the media during a Super Bowl XLVIII head coach joint press conference at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 31, 2014 in New York City.
(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos coach John Fox has a little more riding on Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVIII matchup with the Seattle Seahawks other than victory. According to a report by SI.com on Feb. 2, the Broncos cox would earn a $1 million bonus if his team wins the big game.

The earning would be more than 25 percent of Fox’s annual salary. The 58-year-old Fox, who took weeks off during the regular season due to open heart surgery, has led the Broncos to a 26-6 record over a two-year span as head coach. Overall, he has led the Broncos to the playoffs the past three years. The first year, Tim Tebow was at the helm as head coach. It is a record worthy of a new contract, which he will be up for prior to the 2014 season.

Super Bowl XLVIII will be Fox’s seconding time leading a team into the Super Bowl. The first time he led the Carolina Panthers into the big game and eventually lost to the New England Patriots. Win or lose on Sunday, John Fox should be in line for a raise which should put him in the same category of some of the highest paid coaches in the league, especially if he comes away from Super Bowl XLVIII victorious.

John Fox is not the only one who could see a bonus. Each player on both teams will receive a bonus for participating in the Super Bowl. Members of the winning team, of course, will see money.

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