Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy Tests Positive for COVID-19

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The Bears had five players and an assistant coach go into COVID protocols within an 11-day stretch going into Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.

And now, their head coach joins the list:

Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for this team, the another update comes through via push notifications.

Chicago Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy told reporters during his press conference that he tested positive for COVID-19. Nagy is the latest to test positive in what is turning into a full-on outbreak within the team. He is joined by Elijah Wilkinson, Caleb Johnson, Robert Quinn, and Jimmy Graham as being under the restraints that come with the league’s COVID protocols. Nagy will have to stay away from the team until further notice.

In the meantime, the team announced Special Teams Coordinator Chris Tabor will take over whatever responsibilities Nagy can’t handle while he isn’t with the team.

For what it’s worth, this isn’t Nagy’s first time in COVID protocol. Remember, he had to enter over the offseason when he was a close contact with someone who tested positive. Nagy came out of it OK, participating on a virtual basis while being unable to be on the sidelines. He’ll have to do it again ahead of Sunday’s upcoming game against the 49ers. But, hey, at least he is vaccinated. All NFL coaches are, which makes for fewer hurdles to clear whenever Nagy returns. Here’s hoping Nagy doesn’t have any symptoms and can recover to full health quickly.

Author: Luis Medina

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