Bears Interview Chiefs OC Matt Nagy for Head Coach

The Chicago Bears and GM Ryan Pace continued their search for the 16th coach in franchise history with another top offensive coordinator.

The Bears interviewed Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy on Sunday morning for the head coach vacancy.

At this point it’s more a foregone conclusion than assumption that the Bears will be in search of an offensive mind to develop quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, which has made Nagy a favorite among fans and makes him a great option for the Bears.

Nagy, who took over play calling duties later in the season, helped jump start a sputtering Kansas City offense. But the Chiefs’ performance in Saturday’s Wild Card game against the Titans is something he’ll surely have to answer to. Although it’s believed coach Andy Reid was calling plays on Saturday.

Nagy helped quarterback Alex Smith to his best season as a pro and worked with an offense that was as dangerous through the air as they were on the ground. He could be a good fit not only for Trubisky but for this two-back running attack with Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen.

Earlier in the week, there was an interesting nugget about Nagy’s interest in Trubisky dating back to last year’s draft, as well as belief he can win big with the young quarterback.

The Bears interviewed Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo on Saturday, and it’s rumored that Pace and co. were very impressed with his interview.

Nagy, whose Chiefs were eliminated from the playoffs in Saturday’s loss to the Titans, would be available for the head coaching hire immediately unlike other candidates whose teams are still in playoff contention.

No other interviews are scheduled that have been made public.

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