Special teams coordinator Dave Toub remains a candidate as head coach for the Indianapolis Colts. The team announced Monday that Matt Nagy will be the team’s new head coach.
The Bears will introduce Nagy at a news conference on Tuesday. Nagy was hired after the Bears interviewed five other candidates. The second round of interviews consists of the finalists traveling to the team’s headquarters to meet with ownership. The 39-year-old Nagy served as quarterbacks coach from 2013-15 under offensive coordinator Doug Pederson. The former offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs has served as an National Football League coach for 10 seasons, but there’s a lot more to Nagy than just what he’s done on the sidelines.
Cross Chicago off John DeFilippo’s possible job list. Prior to that, Nagy was a quarterback at the University of DE who starred in high school at Manheim Central in Lancaster County.
Nagy’s fifth season as offensive coordinator ended on Saturday night when the Chiefs lost their AFC Wild Card game 22-21 against Tennessee.
-At the end of his time with the Chiefs, Nagy was the team’s offensive coordinator and playcaller. Sometimes the plays go off script, and Nagy would adjust.
However, former Bears coach John Fox (14-34) at one time worked under Chuck Noll. In total he has 37 years of coaching experience on both the collegiate and professional levels.
Rather, Nagy’s arrival is all about offense, and most importantly, Trubisky’s development.
The final step would be working out the contract, and it likely will be a four-year deal so that the team’s head coach can be on the same timeline as Pace.
Trubisky had plenty of promising moments during his rookie campaign. Alex Smith threw a career-high 26 touchdown passes and surpassed the 4,000-yard mark with a 1.0 interception percentage in 2017.
Matt Nagy just became the latest Chicago Bears employee to have his fate intertwined with Mitchell Trubisky’s.
The Chicago Bears had a few primary objectives this offseason. If this goes right, then the Bears can finally get back to their glory.