Matt Nagy is going to be showing other franchises what he can do offensively as a playcaller when the Chiefs take the field today against the Titans.
When it comes to a playoff game, there’s a lot on the line for many people on both sides, from coaches to players to owners and even to fans. But Matt Nagy’s performance on Satuday as the Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator is a nice subplot to follow given that he’s currently interviewing for potential head coaching gigs over the next few days.
How the Chiefs perform offensively against the Tennessee Titans defense could make or break Nagy’s chances for finding an opening at the next level. Nagy has certainly impressed ever since Chiefs head coach Andy Reid allowed him to take over the playcalling down the stretch of the regular season. Alex Smith has looked like an MVP candidate again. Kareem Hunt locked down the rushing title as a rookie. The Chiefs are putting up points like they did in their dominant early season run.
Two teams who will get a chance to talk to Nagy immediately after today’s game will be the Chicago Bears, who are seeking a replacement for John Fox, and the Indianapolis Colts, looking for Chuck Pagano’s successor:
Nagy has been mentioned as a hot coaching candidate by a few NFL analysts throughout the regular season. He’s been tied to the Indianapolis Colts head coaching opening, likely due to his familiarity with Chris Ballard, the team’s general manager. John Dorsey, the Browns new GM, is also very familiar with Nagy’s abilities, although Hue Jackson remains in place for now and the team might stick with him through 2018.
The Bears are looking for a head coach and staff to surround their investment in Mitchell Trubisky. Getting a staff to help Trubisky blossom into an elite quarterback is what the Bears have to imagine for Nagy and others, much like the Rams saw Sean McVay bring Jared Goff to life in his second season.