The Matt Nagy era has officially ended in the Windy City as the Chicago Bears have reportedly fired their head coach, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The writing has been on a wall for quite some time in Chicago as fans have mostly turned on Nagy after four seasons on the sidelines.
Nagy came to the Bears as the former offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs. It was an exciting offensive hire at the time intended to work with a hopeful franchise face in Mitchell Trubisky to usher in a new dynamic era of the Bears. Instead, Trubisky fell flat, the Bears continued to win games on the strength of their defense, and Nagy’s star fell precipitously after a 12-win season in his first year.
In 2021, Nagy had another chance to work with Justin Fields, another first-round quarterback, but the Bears had an odd commitment to quarterbacks all season long. In the end, Nagy only won 6 games out of 17 this season and the Bears ultimately decided to move on.
Nagy was only a coordinator for a single season for the Chiefs in 2017 before getting the job. Before that, he’s been working alongside Andy Reid as his quarterbacks coach in Kansas City from 2013-16 and then as an assistant in Philadelphia for several years before that.
Nagy’s journey to becoming a head coach was a relatively quick one with only one decade from being a coaching intern with the Eagles to standing on the sidelines at Soldier Field. He’s a good bet to earn a potential second look someday with the way the NFL likes to recycle former head coaches, and his record of 34-31 will help him down the road.