• News
  • Sport

Five things to know about new Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy

Five things to know about new Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy

The Chicago Bears announced the hiring of Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as their new head coach on Monday, initiating a shuffle among the leadership of the team's offensive for the third-straight season.

A college quarterback at Delaware, Nagy will replace John Fox, who was sacked following three seasons as head coach and a record of 14-34.

Nagy has spent the last five years with the Kansas City Chiefs. He's been Andy Reid's running backs coach since he arrived in Kansas City back in 2013. Nagy was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2016, but he did not call plays until Week 13 of this season.

Here are a five things to know about the Chicago Bears' new head coach.

The Bears will introduce Nagy as their 16th head coach in franchise history at a press conference today.

Nagy comes from a long line of successful assistants under Reid, including John Harbaugh, Ron Rivera, Todd Bowles, Sean McDermott, Doug Pederson and Steve Spagnuolo. In November, Reid publicly state that Nagy was the best head coaching prospect to ever work under him.

Nagy's luster took on a new shine late in the season when Reid handed off play calling duties to his young protegé.

The Chiefs, after scoring 21 points in the first half, were shut out afterward and wound up losing 22-21 in the wild-card round. Childress just completed his 19th year in the National Football League and his fifth season with the Chiefs. He should have more freedom to make plays next season. He is not sure if defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will stay. In total he has 37 years of coaching experience on both the collegiate and professional levels.

Nagy did a good job helping Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.

For starters, Nagy felt more comfortable about the quarterback situation in Chicago with 2017 second-overall draft pick Mitch Trubisky, as opposed to the uncertainty of Colts' oft-injured QB Andrew Luck, which seems pretty reasonable.

Trubisky had plenty of promising moments during his rookie campaign. Smith posted best numbers in his career under the guidance of Matt Nagy with 4,042 passing yards with 26 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions, completing 67% of his passes. He also rushed for 248 yards on 41 carries and two touchdowns. In his defense, the Bears were lacking in established receivers, an area they'll need to address this offseason.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment

Latest News

Breaking News


Takata expands airbag recall by 3.3 million

The agency said it is monitoring the automakers' progress and working to expand best practices to boost completion rates. This is part of Takata's historically huge recall of airbag devices that have been going on considering since 2001.

Microsoft halts AMD chip patches after PC problems

In certain cases, where servers aren't at risk from data theft, companies may decide speed is more important than security. Intel released its own performance information, though it showed just a slight impact for its 8th-generation Core chips.

Blow for Britain's May as Northern Ireland secretary resigns

It was announced this morning that Mr Brokenshire would be resigning from government. There is an urgent need to re-start talks between the parties.

Trump on Oprah: 'I don't think she's going to run'

DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards, becoming the first black woman to earn the distinction. Quincy Jones said it was "an honour" to support Winfrey after she thanked him in her speech.

Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership

A full schedule and information about ticket sales can be found here, and all matches can be viewed live here. To get the skins costs tokens, which are $5 for 100 tokens.

NBC Censors Bleep Production Company Name during Frances McDormand Speech

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri , which has won four awards at Golden Globes 2018, was also has been named the Best Picture (Drama).

North Adams Man Is Arraigned On A Murder Charge

Last year, Kashmere Redd, a 28-year-old trans man living in NY , was stabbed to death by his partner, Doris Carrasquillo. In addition to founding the Miss Trans America pageant, she also helped to launch the Miss Trans New England pageant.

Creed Scribe Aaron Covington Will Pen Black Panther

The trailer received prime-time billing during the half-time of the College Football Playoff National Championship game. The next issue of Black Panther: Long Live the King will be available January 10 via ComiXology .

Men who take ibuprofen are at risk fertility problems, study says

Jegou, however, warned against taking the drug for months beyond what it necessary. "The risk is greater than the benefit". This would lead to continuously low levels of testosterone, because the body could no longer compensate for the fall.

The Weeknd Severs Ties with H&M After "Deeply Offensive" Product Photo

The Weeknd said he is severing ties with H&M after it advertised a sweatshirt many said was racist . We will also look into our internal routines to avoid such situations in the future.