Bears hire Chiefs OC Nagy, ex-Vikings coach Childress to retire

Can Matt Nagy be the young QB-friendly head coach the Bears seek

On Monday, Ryan Pace completed his seven-day search by hiring Matt Nagy of the Kansas City Chiefs as the head coach of the Bears. Detroit, the New York Giants, Oakland, Indianapolis and Arizona also were in the market.

Now he's the head coach of one of the most tradition-steeped teams in National Football League lore.

Those names included both of the coordinators of the New England Patriots (Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels), both of the Minnesota Vikings coordinators (George Edwards and Pat Shurmur), Philadelphia quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, Carolina defensive coordinator Steve Wilks and Kansas City offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.

There were a lot of rumors going around as to who may be the favorite or who may have had a great interview, but most of that was hearsay. "I think he's got everything going for him".

Then the Bears got hit with a bit of luck. He spent three years as Kansas City's quarterback coach.

He wanted to move the interview even earlier.

At least two teams had Nagy on their list of candidates, the Bears and the Indianapolis Colts. The Bears interviewed Nagy for the job on Sunday, only hours after the Chiefs' loss.

"We set out to find the best leader for our franchise". He got a big break, though it came with a pay cut, when he took the job as a coaching assistant during the 2010 season. One game never should define any coach, especially one before Nagy gets his chance to run his own ship. He played quarterback at DE before a long career in the Arena Football League. Coach Reid supports me.

The 39-year-old Nagy arrives in the Windy City after spending five years with the Kansas City Chiefs, serving as offensive coordinator this past season.

In 2016, Childress was the co-OC.

Under Reid, the coordinator seldom gets an opportunity to call plays, as Reid does the play-calling himself.

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. Hilton. As for the Bears, despite their bad record, their defense still finished in the top ten in points against per game, yards against per game, and passing yards allowed per game, while ranking 11th in rushing yards allowed per game. Impressive numbers for a first time playcaller. At one point he entered the weight room and found Mitch Trubisky, the quarterback he was hired to develop.

The Bears return a top 10 defense, but the offense needs more groceries in its basket, particularly at wide receiver. After all, in their eyes, we now know that this is the rotten scoundrel who failed to give Kareem Hunt more than five carries after the first quarter when the Chiefs were up 14-0.

The Bears also hope to keep defensive cordinator Vic Fangio around. Does he still want to be in Chicago after being passed up? If the answer to any of these questions is no, then Fangio will not be a part of the Bears' staff in 2018. Assuming that Nagy been with Reid for a very long time, he may have learned some things from Reid that he can bring to the Bears.

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