Bears’ Matt Nagy ranked 12th-best head coach in the NFL
Matt Nagy led the Chicago Bears to 12 wins and an NFC North division title in what was a surprisingly successful season in the Windy City this past year. You would think, then, that he would be considered one of the better head coaches in the NFL.
Not so fast.
Patrick Daugherty of Rotoworld thinks that Nagy is just a bit above average as a head coach, ranking him 12th in the league.
To be fair, Daugherty credited Nagy for the incredible job he did during his first season at the helm for the Bears, saying that he may very well end up being Chicago’s version of Sean McVay.
However, Daugherty wonders how Nagy will handle the departure of defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who led the Bears to the league’s third-ranked defense this past season and went on to accept a head-coaching job with the Denver Broncos.
He also states that Nagy needs to help quarterback Mitchell Trubisky improve, as the young signal-caller had some ups and downs in 2018. With this coming season representing the “most telling” of Trubisky’s career, as Daugherty writes, we might really get to see what Nagy is made of.
Prior to Nagy’s arrival, Chicago had not made the playoffs since the 2010-11 campaign, when it made it all the way to the NFC Championship Game before falling to the Green Bay Packers.
Since then, the Bears had not posted a winning season until this past year and had gone through three head coaches.
Chicago’s 2018 campaign ended in devastating fashion, as it lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs after Cody Parkey’s 43-yard field goal was blocked at the end of regulation, resulting in a 16-15 Eagles win.