Chicago Bears to re-sign Vic Fangio as DC
- Author: Julie Sanders Jan 12, 2018,
Jan 12, 2018, 21:06
"I've known Eric a long time, both as a player and a coach", Reid said in a statement released by the team. The Bears met with Nagy on Sunday and wasted little time hiring him. Nagy says the opportunity to coach Trubisky was only part of the reason he wanted the Bears job.
Nagy's entire National Football League coaching career has been spent working alongside Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, starting as an intern with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008 and then following him to Kansas City in 2013.
It also is worth noting that list includes two offensive coordinators, three defensive coordinators and one special teams coordinator, which suggests that these guys don't just bring their specialty to the table, they are prepared to be head coaches. Reid's coaching tree now includes six National Football League head coaches, with Nagy joining Ron Rivera, Sean McDermott, John Harbaugh, Doug Pederson and Todd Bowles. Any kind of score would have won the game for the Chiefs, who instead lost by one point.
Nagy's schemes should help the Bears score more points, but it's clear that in order for this offense to evolve into a respected unit, more talent is needed.
The Bears acted swiftly to get their man and likely needed to as Nagy interviewed with the Colts, and former Chiefs colleague Chris Ballard too.
Nagy will be the play-caller for Trubisky, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Matt Nagy had been linked with some teams for their potential head coaching vacancy due to how electric the Kansas City offense looked near the end of the regular season.
It's the same dilemma that had most analysts as blindsided as newly signed quarterback Mike Glennon last April when the Bears drafted quarterback Mitch Trubisky. He moved to the Chiefs' organization in 2013 as quarterbacks coach and became offensive coordinator just last season.
A strong bond between Pace and Nagy quickly developed after the Bears had already interviewed Chicago defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and defensive coordinator George Edwards, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo. Pace should be doing everything in his power to get him to work alongside Nagy.
More news to come from this hire as the Bears introduce Nagy in a press conference on Tuesday.