Meet the Fourteen Head Coaches in Denver Broncos History -- Most of Them Losers

News that the Denver Broncos and John Fox had parted company was immediately followed by speculation about who the team's next head coach should be. But what about those who've filled the gig to date? Turns out there've been fourteen head coaches in Broncos history, and only five of them actually won more frequently than they lost while at the helm.

Get to know Fox's predecessors below, complete with photos, info and those not-always-flattering win-loss records.

See also: Top Twenty Tweets About John Fox Jumping or Getting Pushed From the Broncos

Number 1: Frank Filchock -- 1960-1961 From his Wikipedia page
Frank Joseph Filchock (October 8, 1916 - June 20, 1994) was an American and Canadian football tailback/quarterback and coach. As a consequence of a famous scandal regarding the 1946 NFL Championship Game, he was suspended by the National Football League from 1947 to 1950 for associating with gamblers.
Record as Broncos head coach: 7-20-1 Number 2: Jack Faulkner -- 1962-1964 From his Wikipedia page:
Jack Faulkner (April 4, 1926 - September 28, 2008) was an American football coach and administrator who most prominently served as head coach of the American Football League's Denver Broncos from 1962 to 1964. He also has been an integral part of the St. Louis Rams organization, dating back to the team's days in Los Angeles.
Record as a Broncos head coach: 9-22-1 Continue to meet more of the Denver Broncos' fourteen head coaches.
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