Apparently the Kansas City Chiefs’ performance against the Tennessee Titans didn’t end up affecting Matt Nagy’s stock one bit.
Matt Nagy had himself quite a weekend scheduled. Just before his official job interviews to be the potential new head coach of the Indianapolis Colts or the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Nagy was tasked with steering the Kansas City Chiefs offense against the Tennessee Titans in the hopes of shaking off a 20-year-old home playoff curse as a sort of audition.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned. The Chiefs fell apart and the team’s dominant offense stalled out due to poor execution down the stretch. Nagy went into the next day having to explain himself and what happened to the Chiefs, as they were upset at home by the lackluster Titans.
Any reports that Nagy’s stock might be affected, however, never proved themselves, because apparently Nagy had his choice of jobs.
On Monday, the Chicago Bears introduced Matt Nagy as their new head coach, replacing John Fox in the process. Nagy apparently liked what he saw in Chicago against working with a familiar person in the front office in Chris Ballard. The Colts general manager is a former Chiefs executive, while Ryan Pace, the Bears GM, came from the New Orleans Saints, but apparently those things didn’t matter to Nagy.
What is clear around the NFL is that no matter how fans are responding emotionally to Andy Reid and the Chiefs right now, Reid’s approach and reputation as a coach remains a strong selling point around the NFL. His coaching tree is enormous these days and Nagy’s new job only adds further proof that Reid is well-respected the league over.