Bears HC Matt Nagy was named the Associated Press 2018 Coach of the Year Saturday night at the NFL Honors show.
— NFL (@NFL) February 2, 2019
Here are the vote totals for Coach of the Year:
- Bears HC Matt Nagy – 24
- Chargers HC Anthony Lynn – 10
- Colts HC Frank Reich – 8
- Chiefs HC Andy Reid – 5
- Seahawks HC Pete Carroll – 2
- Saints HC Sean Payton – 1
Nagy, 40, was hired by the Bears in January of last year to become their next head coach. His NFL coaching career began 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 Chiefs HC Andy Reid‘s staff as their quarterback’s 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, which led to Kansas City ranking No. 5 in total yards, No. 6 in points, No. 9 in rushing yards, and No. 7 for passing yards.
In 2018, the Bears ranked No. 9 in total points, No. 11 in rushing yards, No. 21 in passing yards, and No. 21 in total yards.