It is a foregone conclusion that the Chicago Bears will fire head coach Matt Nagy. The only question is when it will happen. Here are five possible replacements.
The Chicago Bears take on the Minnesota Vikings this Monday with a depleted roster. They had 14 players and four coaches go on the COVID list. It’s just another problem on a large list of them this season.
One of the biggest problems has been head coach Matt Nagy. He did not live up to the “offensive genius” tag he had when he was the hottest head coaching prospect almost four years ago. Except for his first season in 2018, his offenses ranked at or near the bottom of nearly every offensive category.
Which head coach candidates could replace Matt Nagy with the Chicago Bears?
The increase of dysfunction is also a reason why Nagy sits on a red hot seat. He did a great job of keeping the locker room when things were rough. Last season, after the Bears dealt with a six-game losing streak, he kept the players’ attention and they kept playing hard. They played hard enough to regroup and still end up in the playoffs.
That hasn’t happened this season, however. They suffered through a five-game losing streak and have currently lost seven out of their last eight games. Players have spoken about things that usually are kept in-house. In fact, cornerback Jaylon Johnson recently spoke about some players tanking, the one thing Nagy was able to prevent earlier.
Given that, and the Bears fans’ ire over what is happening, the only question left is whether the Bears fire Nagy during the two-week period before the end of the season or wait until after the season ends.
For now, here are five possible replacements as head coach for the Chicago Bears.