Matt Nagy Named Kansas City Chiefs New Offensive Coordinator
With Eric Bieniemy taking over as Washington’s assistant head coach and offensive coordinator this week, the Chiefs had to fill their OC position. While it was the obvious choice all along, it’s official this afternoon: Matt Nagy is the new offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs broke the news themselves on their Twitter account:
After a largely disastrous run as the head coach of the Bears, Nagy is making his way back toward relevancy in the NFL coaching world.
This will be Nagy’s second go-round as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator in 2017, when Alex Smith was the starting quarterback and Mahomes, as a rookie, was a backup learning the ropes. Nagy’s time with the Chiefs in his first stint earned him the head coaching job in Chicago.
After being fired by the Bears, Nagy had to swallow his pride and take a job with his old boss.
“There’s a little bit of humility that you have to have to do this.” Nagy said in early June, months after he was fired by Chicago Bears. “To be back with Coach Reid and Eric Bieniemy, it’s awesome. It’s exciting for me. It’s fun, it’s refreshing.”
After just one season as an assistant, Nagy is again a coordinator in the NFL. With Patrick Mahomes as his quarterback in Kansas City, Nagy will continue to build his resume. I have little doubt that Nagy will be in the head coaching conversation again eventually. Whether he deserves it or not is another matter for another day.
I’m sure his evening will end up looking a little something like this tonight: