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Bears coach Matt Nagy’s major role in bringing Ted Ginn Jr. to Chicago revealed


The Chicago Bears signed veteran wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. to a one-year contract this offseason.

While that might not be the biggest move by a team this offseason, he’s a great addition to the team. Ginn Jr. is one of the better deep threats in football. He is incredibly fast and will be a great target for either Nick Foles or Mitchell Trubisky.

Ginn Jr. is a receiver with tons of experience. He is going to make the quarterbacks better while helping the young talent around him. And he’ll produce while doing so.

With that in mind, it’s hard to complain about the move for the Bears. And now we know that head coach Matt Nagy played a pretty large role in making the marriage happen.

For those that don’t want to watch the 10-minute interview, Alyssa Barbieri of Bearswire.com has you covered.

“Me and Nagy have had plenty of conversations throughout this process of recruitment,” Ginn said. “I call it recruitment because it was kind of like an old school feel. We called each other every day, he called me every day. We’d talk for 30 minutes, 20 minutes, five, an hour. Just different types of conversations that led me to want to be able to go there and play for that ball club.

“Nagy is a guy that loves to have fun, pretty trusting to his players, and I felt like that was a good fit for me.”

That is pretty straight forward right there. Nagy called Ginn Jr. a lot apparently -, and it worked.

The wide receiver seems to like that the coach is so involved and liked what he heard from the conversations. He says that Nagy is a “guy that loves to have fun, pretty trusting to his players, and I felt like that was a good fit for me.”

If that’s what it took to get Ginn Jr. and his 409 career receptions for 5,702 yards and 33 touchdowns, it sounds like Nagy was the right guy for the job.