The Chicago Bears have already announced that they’ve hired Chiefs OC Matt Nagy as their new head coach.
We have officially named Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as our new head coach.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 8, 2018
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Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Bears are expected to name Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy their new head coach.
Nagy also drew interest from the Colts for their head coach position.
Following the Chiefs’ disappointing loss to the Titans, many wondered if this may impact Nagy’s ability to get a head-coaching job. However, it appears as though those concerns were overblown.
The Bears are clearly looking for something to help develop QB Mitch Trubisky in the coming years, and reports have said that Nagy and the Chiefs were high on him during last year’s draft.
Chicago is expected to try to retain DC Vic Fangio, but it could be difficult now that he’s set to be a free agent on Tuesday and they elected to go in a different direction at head coach.
Nagy, 39, began his NFL coaching career with the Eagles as an intern back in 2008. He worked his way up to offensive quality control coach in 2011 before departing to join Andy Reid’s staff as their quarterbacks coach.
After the Eagles hired Doug Pederson, the Chiefs elevated Nagy to offensive coordinator.
Reid elected to turn over play-calling duties to Nagy during the season.
In 2017, the Chiefs ranked No. 5 in total yards, No. 6 in total points, No. 9 in rushing yards and No. 7 in passing yards.