Chicago Bears Name Matt Nagy Head Coach

Chicago Bears Name Matt Nagy Head Coach

Chicago Bears Name Matt Nagy Head Coach

The Chicago Bears have hired Kansas City Chiefs assistant Matt Nagy as head coach.

Nagy will replace John Fox who the Bears fired on January 1.

-At the end of his time with the Chiefs, Nagy was the team's offensive coordinator and playcaller.

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It's no surprise that the Bears made a decision to go with Nagy, as all indications were that they were looking for an offensive-minded coach who can help develop Mitchell Trubisky.

Nagy, 39, was a standout quarterback in the Arena Football League before entering the NFL coaching ranks, where he's spent his entire career working under Andy Reid. He is credited with helping revive the Chief's offense after taking over play calling duties from Reid. Nagy's role included preparing veteran starting quarterback Alex Smith while developing rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the team's first-round pick.

Chicago also interviewed Philadelphia quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, Minnesota and New England offensive coordinators Pat Shurmur and Josh McDaniels, Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards and Chicago defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. His contract is up on Tuesday, and the Bears have reportedly been interested in retaining him in his position.

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