Ex-Vikings Coach Brad Childress is Joining His Former Apprentice (Matt Nagy) as a Senior Offensive Assistant

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Ex-Vikings Coach Brad Childress is Joining His Former Apprentice (Matt Nagy) as a Senior Offensive Assistant

Chicago Bears

Matt Nagy is bringing a familiar face on board for the 2019 season, and giving him a fancy title, to boot:

The Chicago Bears announced that Brad Childress has been hired as a Senior Offensive Assistant.

It’s a move that reunites Nagy with one of his mentors, and someone with a lengthy coaching résumé who can hopefully provide some sage wisdom to go along with Nagy’s youthful exuberance.

Childress and Nagy worked together in Kansas City when Childress worse several different hats (including Co-Offensive Coordinator, Assistant Head Coach, and Spread Game Analyst) under Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid. And that’s just a small snap-shot of an NFL coaching career that features 10+ years of experience as an offensive coordinator or head coach. For what it’s worth, Childress’ offenses ranked among the top-10 in scoring three times and in the top half of the league in four other seasons. That’s neat!

Childress spent a brief time with the Bears last offseason as an adviser, then moved onto the AAF, but left his post shortly before the now-defunct league opened its season. There aren’t too many more coaches who have as much experience coaching pros, quarterbacks, or pro quarterbacks, so it’s nice to add another mind to the mix who can help Mitch Trubisky grow as a third-year starter.

So while it’s unclear what Childress will specifically do, a little extra offensive-leaning brain-power never hurt anyone.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.