Matt Nagy says Chicago Bears will ‘exhaust every avenue’ in attempt to find new kicker
After confirming that he and the team have parted ways with Cody Parkey, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy is looking for his replacement.
Nagy on search for Bears next kicker: “We’re going to do everything we can to exhaust every avenue possible.”
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) February 27, 2019
USA Today reports that Nagy made this comment from his most recent press conference, where he addressed the success of his first year as the coach of the Bears.
“Now we can start playing ball. The hunger that was in our players’ guts, what was in their eyes when we talked individually, you can’t make that up. They’re ready to get back at it.”
Nagy, however, is in an interesting position with the team. The entire offensive starting lineup from last season is under contract for 2019, and the growth of the offense in Nagy’s second season will almost solely fall on the shoulders of his young quarterback.
As we’ve previously reported, Nagy made the news earlier today when he announced that the team and Cody Parkey officially parted ways. While he confirmed that the parting was a mutually agreed upon decision, Parkey’s bad decisions in the past, combined with his failure to really make an impression in the present, caused him to be released from the team.
Nagy seems to be taking a very hardline approach when it comes to the future of the Bears, but it’s something and someone that the team needs if they ever want to aim for a championship again. It will be interesting to see where Nagy goes next with the team, and how that will ultimately help them in the future.