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Bears hire Chiefs OC Matt Nagy as head coach

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Nagy has spent his entire coaching career with Andy Reid.

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The Chicago Bears have found their next head coach after firing John Fox. The team has officially hired Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, giving highly drafted quarterback Mitchell Trubisky a chance to further develop his craft. Nagy interviewed with the Bears the day after the Chiefs lost their wild card game against the Tennessee Titans.

Nagy was the Chiefs OC the past two seasons, and quarterbacks coach the previous three. That means he worked with Alex Smith for all five years Smith has been the Chiefs starting quarterback. Nagy bounced around various pro leagues as a quarterback from 2002 to 2009, before joining the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff as an intern in 2008. He worked his way up to offensive quality control coach in 2011 and 2012, before following Andy Reid to Kansas City.

Things get interesting with how Nagy will approach his coaching staff. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is under contract for one more day. If he waits it out, he’ll be free to join any coaching staff in the league. I would think Nagy, an offensive-minded coach, would want to retain Fangio, but he might have to do some convincing. The Bears defense did make some big strides under Fangio. If he thinks the group can continue progressing, maybe he chooses to stick around.