Bears Hire Matt Nagy as Head Coach
Welcome to Chicago, Coach Nagy.
The Chicago Bears have named Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy their 16th head coach in franchise history.
The Chicago Suntimes broke the news, and the Bears made it official on their Twitter:
We have officially named Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as our new head coach.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 8, 2018
One day after the Chiefs’ heartbreaking Wild Card loss to the Tennessee Titans, GM Ryan Pace interviewed Nagy for the head coaching position. A day later, Pace made the hire.
According to media reports, Nagy and the Chiefs thought very high of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in last year’s draft. Also, Trubisky and Nagy remained close during the season. Nagy believes he can “win big with Trubisky.”
Now, the attention turns to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who is a free agent come Tuesday. It’s probably the reason for the quick announcement of the hire. It gives the Bears time to further court Fangio to stay and maintain stability on defense as Nagy comes in to take over the offense.
The Bears will introduce Nagy during a press conference on Tuesday.