It has felt inevitable for some time, but it appears to finally be happening. The Chicago Bears have fired head coach Matt Nagy, and the winds of change are blowing through Chicago:
Bears fired Matt Nagy this morning, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 10, 2022
The #Bears are parting ways with coach Matt Nagy, sources say, with Chicago making the final and expected decision this morning.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 10, 2022
The team hasn’t made it officially-official just yet, but there’s obviously a feeling that this thing has come to its end. And soon enough, the T’s will be crossed, I’s dotted, and the Chicago Bears will have a head-coaching vacancy to fill.
The Nagy era came to an end with a 31-17 loss to the Vikings on Sunday. It was a microcosm of what his time in Chicago was over the last four years. The defense lifting the team to a strong start, the offense sputtering before ultimately stalling, and disappointment at the end after a promising beginning. Nagy ends his head coaching stint in Chicago with a 34-31 record, two playoff appearances, no postseason wins, and plenty of woulda-coulda-shoulda moments.
We’ll have more on this later and throughout the day. There is so much to unpack after the last four years, but these are our first steps. And yet, it feels as if one more shoe should drop at some point. We’ll see if it does. Stay tuned…
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