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Rumor: Pace and Nagy to return in 2021

Still nothing official, but reports are starting to trickle in about Pace and Nagy returning to the Bears.

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Per several reports, the Chicago Bears have held lengthy meetings on both Monday and Tuesday about the direction of the franchise, and so far there’s been no official decisions announced.

But the Chicago Tribune Brad Biggs is reporting the buzz is that both general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy will return.

EDIT: Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times is reporting that while the team still has not made it official, he can confirm that both Pace and Nagy will return.

Team Chairman George McCaskey and team President Ted Phillips are at the center of the decisions, but there has been speculation from several in the media that Phillips could retire or be re-assigned within the organization.

At some point soon (maybe tonight), we’ll know the official status of general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy, but after a disappointing 8-8 season that ended with a 21 to 9 wild card loss to the New Orleans Saints, they’ve likely had a lot of explaining to do to the McCaskey family the last 48 hours.

Nagy has an 0-2 playoff record, but he’s 28-20 (.588) in his three years on the job, which includes zero losing seasons. His offenses have also gone through plenty of unwatchable moments the last two years.

Pace’s drafts and free agency moves have some hits and some misses, like most executives, but his quarterback additions will haunt him. He’s also overhauled the team’s scouting department and was directly involved with the renovation of Halas Hall. He’s done a lot for the McCaskey family, even if the team hasn’t lived up to their championship expectations.

We’ll find out soon about Pace and Nagy, and hopefully there’ll be some news about Phillips as well.