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We’ve received some results in the year end FanPulse voting and the Chicago Bears were well represented.
Voters from all 32 fanbases have head coach Matt Nagy as an overwhelming choice for NFL Coach of the Year.
I agree with this pick (duh), although those other guys on that list are all deserving of some praise. But here’s why I believe the Nagy edges all those guys out. Three of those four runner-up coaches all had winning teams last year, and all four of those coaches had established quarterbacks running their offenses in 2018, whereas Nagy helped get his team to a seven game improvement while developing second year QB Mitchell Trubisky.
When it comes to who will win this Sunday in the Bears vs Eagles wildcard matchup, the fanbases of all 32 teams went with the Bears by a wide margin.
I can’t say I disagree with this FanPulse result either.
For all the WCG staff picks check out the following link.
And for my podcast preview of the game, check this out.
When it comes to the league’s MVP, FanPulse voters went with the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes in a landslide, but check out the couple of defensive players listed.
This will almost always be an award that goes to a quarterback, but adding Mack to the Bears in 2018 gave the entire team some juice and Aaron Donald nearly set the sack record this year. I wonder if Mack wasn’t injured for those games in the middle of the season if he couldn’t have closed the gap even more.
I say closed the gap, because I see no way Mahomes doesn’t win this award. He had a fantastic and historic season for K.C.
Mack even came up short in defensive player of the year voting, but I can’t argue with this one either. Aaron Donald had a fantastic season, and if you take out that one game on Sunday Night Football in Chicago, he flat out dominated the competition.
Rookie of the year voting didn’t have room for Chicago's Roquan Smith to even make the ballot, but when looking over the performances from the five on the FanPulse, I can’t falut them. Smith had a great rookie year and will no doubt be on some All-Rookie Teams.
And finally, let’s check out the Bears final confidence results.
Win or lose this Sunday, I expect good things from this franchise moving forward. Bears fans have been the most level headed of all the fanbases this season.
Anything stand out to you about these results this week?