In an exclusive interview with NFL Media's Michelle Beisner, Fox believed there was "no doubt" he was close to death with his heart issues. "It was a scary time," Fox said Sunday on NFL Network's "NFL Gameday Morning."
Fox has known about his heart problem, which he described as a birth defect, since 1997. After experiencing tunnel vision and being on the brink of death, Fox admitted he made a "very poor medical decision" to hold off on open-heart surgery and to continue coaching the Broncos.
Fox says he's in good shape, but he won't be bench-pressing 250 pounds anytime soon. The Broncos coach is down 15 pounds to his high school weight of 185. Although he admits he doesn't look quite as good as he did in high school.