In what was an expected move, the Denver Broncos have officially named defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio the team’s interim head coach. Del Rio will step in for current head coach John Fox, who will be out for four to six weeks following a medical emergency this weekend.
Fox will undergo surgery on Tuesday to replace an aortic heart valve. He felt lightheaded at a Charlotte golf course on Saturday and was taken to a local hospital. The 66-year-old had planned to addressed the medical situation after the season, but after visiting his surgeon during Denver’s bye week, the surgeon suggested he take immediate action.