Ladies and gentlemen, the moment has arrived.
Following John Fox’s dismissal last Monday, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times originally had first report the Chicago Bears hired Matt Nagy as the 16th head Coach in franchise history. And, not soon after, the Bears themselves officially confirmed the hire on social media.
Prior to his hire, the New Jersey native served as the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive coordinator for the past two seasons. During the 2017 season, the Chief’s offense ranked within the top ten in all statistical categories, as head coach Andy Reid surrendered play-calling duties to Nagy for the first time in his own illustrious career. Reid has previously called Nagy the best head coaching prospect he’s ever had, which speaks volumes considering his coaching tree that consists of names such as John Harbaugh and Ron Rivera.
As the Bears look to develop Mitchell Trubisky and potentially maintain defensive continuity (Vic Fangio anyone?), Nagy comes in with guns loaded looking to put Chicago on the fast track.
There’s a lot to unpack, and the Bears will officially introduce Nagy as their next head coach in a press conference on Tuesday.