5 Chicago Bears replacement options for Matt Nagy

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3. Greg Roman, Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator

Greg Roman has been with the Baltimore Ravens since 2017. Before that, he also worked as offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers. In addition to working as offensive coordinator for Baltimore, he worked as an assistant offensive line coach in 2006-2007.

One of the biggest criticisms of Nagy is how he tried to force his quarterbacks into his system. He hasn’t utilized their abilities. FIelds has the ability to move out of the pocket and use his legs. He can also throw accurately on the run. Instead, Nagy continually has him drop back and be a pocket quarterback.

Roman doesn’t do that. He was part of the team that completely overhauled the Ravens’ offense to tailor it to quarterback Lamar Jackson‘s abilities. He can recognize the quarterback’s assets and tries to utilize them as much as possible.

We saw Roman do it again when the Bears hosted the Ravens in Week 11. Tyler Huntley had to replace a sick Jackson at the last minute. Roman took care of Huntley and ended making him look like a good veteran quarterback, not one who was making his first NFL start. Huntley did it again in Week 15, almost pulling an upset of the Green Bay Packers.

This is something the Chicago Bears desperately need. They need someone who could complement and bring out Fields’ abilities. He’s shown flashes of what he could do, but Nagy’s game plan doesn’t allow for him to be the player he is. Roman could get that out of FIelds with his play-calling.