Former Chiefs OC Matt Nagy fired from Bears head-coaching job

By Charles Goldman

A former Kansas City Chiefs assistant will be looking for a new job after a failed run as head coach of the Chicago Bears.

The Bears officially handed Matt Nagy his walking papers on Monday, firing the head coach after four seasons with the team. They also fired their general manager Ryan Pace after seven seasons with the team.

Nagy first joined Chicago as head coach in 2018, earning Coach of the Year honors after leading the Bears to a 12-4 record and their first NFC North title since 2008. Things quickly spiraled from there for Nagy as he failed to innovate as an offensive play-caller. He’d finish his tenure in Chicago with a 33-34 record, including postseason play.

Prior to his time with the Bears, Nagy was a fast-rising star in Kansas City. He spent the five seasons as Chiefs’ quarterback’s coach from 2013-15, was the co-offensive coordinator in 2016 and was the offensive coordinator during Alex Smith’s best season in 2017.

Nagy, of course, played QB in the NFL under Andy Reid in Philadelphia. That first led to his coaching opportunity with Reid and the Eagles back in 2009.

A reunion between the Chiefs and Nagy seems unlikely at this time. Should current offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy leave to become an NFL head coach elsewhere, QB coach Mike Kafka is in line to be promoted to offensive coordinator. That could open an opportunity for Nagy to return to Kansas City in the first role he had with the team, but it’s unclear if that position would be of interest to him.


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