I guess you could call the new offensive leaders of the Chicago Bears, “Young and Younger.”
The Bears announced today their new head football coach will be 39-year-old Matt Nagy, who was until they lost in the playoffs, the first-year offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs. Nagy has never been a head coach before and just started calling the Chiefs plays late this season for the first time.
Nagy is credited with helping Chiefs veteran quarterback Alex Smith to his best season this year. Nagy was KC’s QB coach the past three seasons. Now, he’ll be tasked with helping develop the Bears, 23-year-old (hopefully franchise) quarterback, Mitch Trubisky, the second overall 2017 draft pick.
After three seasons of bad football under former two-time, Super Bowl coach John Fox, the Bears are going young and hoping it pays off. Under Fox, the Bears won just 14 games the last three seasons. Nagy comes from the Andy Reid coach tree, having worked under him the past 10 seasons in KC and previously in Philadelphia.
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