Matt Nagy Hired as Bears Head Coach To Help Trubisky Grow

matt nagy chiefs offensive coordinator 2017The Chicago Bears have hired Matt Nagy, the former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator, two days after the Chiefs were eliminated in a 22-21 shocking loss to the Titans in the wild-card round.

News of Nagy being hired as the new Bears head coach was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Nagy takes over a team that wanted an offensive-minded head coach that can help develop young Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. He fits right in as Nagy has spent the last five years learning from Andy Reid, first as quarterbacks’ coach before being named offensive coordinator before the start of this season.

Chicago expects Nagy to help their young passer in the same way that Sean McVay helped develop Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff.

In a copycat league such as the NFL, the Bears hope that Nagy can get from Trubisky the same type of results that McVay got out of Goff in his first year with the young quarterback.

Nagy’s had a meteoric rise in the NFL, extremely smart and well prepared, very enthusiastic and has learned to teach the quarterback position, both in the classroom and the practice field, from one of the best in the NFL.

Thus, his main task will be to teach Trubisky what it takes to be a successful quarterback in the NFL and help him improve in the same way that Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith improved this season.

Nagy helped the Chiefs become a more creative offense as they got back to the basics of playing football and that should help a Bears offense ranked last in the NFL in passing yards.

Under Nagy, the Chiefs offense ranked in the top 5 in the league and had a strong year as Smith led the NFL with a career-high 104.7 passer rating throwing for over 4,000 yards, a career-high 26 touchdowns, and just five interceptions.

His offense also helped rookie running back Kareem Hunt develop and become the regular season rushing leader as he finished with 1,327 yards on the ground.

Nagy replaces John Fox, who was fired on year’s day after leading the Bears to a 5-11 season and the third straight finish at the bottom of the NFC North.





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