Chicago Bears Name Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Matt Nagy Head Coach
The Chicago Bears have found a new general to lead their team. The team is set to officially introduce Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as their new head coach in a Tuesday (Jan 9) press conference.
Nagy, 39, replaces John Fox, who was fired after posting a 14-34 record in three seasons.
The Bears interviewed five candidates before meeting with Nagy on Sunday, the day after the Chiefs' playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Nagy spent the last 10 seasons coaching under Andy Reid in Philadelphia and Kansas City. Reid promoted Nagy to Chiefs offensive coordinator this year -- Nagy served as Kansas City's co-offensive coordinator in 2016 -- and officially relinquished playcalling duties to the young assistant late in 2017. Kansas City won four in a row to close out the regular season before Saturday's collapse against the Titans.
Prior to 2016, Nagy spent three seasons as Kansas City's quarterbacks' coach and worked closely with veteran Alex Smith, who made his first Pro Bowl in 2013.
Nagy will be the play-caller for Mitch Trubisky, sources told ESPN's, Chris Mortensen. The Bears would like to keep defensive coordinator Vic Fangio but are aware their defensive coordinator has other options.