Bears Coaching Candidate Matt Nagy Big Believer in Mitchell Trubisky
The Chicago Bears are in the middle of the interviewing process for the 16th head coach in franchise history. While it’s believed that general manager Ryan Pace will hire an offensive mind to mold quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, and it sounds like one of the candidates that Pace will interview is already a fan of the young quarterback.
According to ESPN Chicago’s David Kaplan, Nagy and the Chiefs loved Trubisky in last year’s draft. Also interestingly, the report says that Nagy has remained in contact with Trubisky during this season. Nagy “believes you can win big with Trubisky.”
Here is a great piece of intel: Source close to Matt Nagy tells @ESPN1000 that Nagy loved Trubisky in 2017 NFL Draft and the Chiefs loved him. Nagy has stayed close to him during this season. Nagy believes you can win big with Trubisky.
— David Kaplan (@thekapman) January 4, 2018
Nagy is scheduled to interview with Ryan Pace for the Bears head coaching vacancy next week following the Chiefs’ wild card game against the Titans.
The general manager-head coach-quarterback dynamic is going to be an important one as all three will all be on the same timeline in these next four years. Basically, their job security is dependent upon Trubisky’s success. Which makes it even more important that the Bears bring in an offensive mind to get the best out of Trubisky.
It certainly doesn’t hurt when you’re prospective coach is a big believer in the guy that you believe is your franchise quarterback. In fact, it’s what you’re going to need to get hired, no doubt.
The Bears have interviewed defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards. They have interviews scheduled with Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, and Nagy.