The Chicago Bears fired coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace on Monday after the team finished with a 6-11 record this season, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Nagy was named NFL Coach of the Year after his first season in 2018, when he led the Bears to a 12-4 record and reached the playoffs for the first time in eight years. He earned praise that season for his offensive wrinkles and humble disposition, but the Bears couldn't sustain that success over the ensuing three seasons. They finished 8-8 in 2019 and then again in 2020, when the league's expanded playoff field put them into the wild-card round. Nagy was never able to duplicate his first season, in part because the quarterback he inherited -- Mitchell Trubisky, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2017 draft -- never made the necessary improvement.
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