RUMOR: Bears’ top head coaching target if Matt Nagy is fired
The Chicago Bears had a drastic turnaround to their promising campaign and are not close to seeing the end of their struggles as of late. The team is seriously considering Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald in the event that they choose to do a house cleaning and start all over again with a new regime, as per CBS Sports‘ Jason La Canfora.
In the 2020 college football season, Fitzgerald’s No.14 ranked team has garnered a streaking 5-1 record to sit atop the Big Ten West standings. His strong ties with fellow Northwestern alum and a minority owner of the Bears in billionaire Pat Ryan makes a strong case for him to be on top of the team’s wish list of potential head coaches in the future.
Similarly, the Bears also bolted to a 5-1 start to the season in what figured to be a potential playoff run in the 2020 NFL season. However, an uncertain quarterback situation along with a string of losses quickly plummeted the team to a 5-6 record through Week 12 proceedings.
Bears head coach Matt Nagy recently put himself in an undesirable position after he lashed out at his players following their 41-25 lopsided loss against the Green Bay Packers in a Week 12 matchup. General manager Ryan Pace along with team president Ted Phillip’s jobs are also in peril following the team’s continued struggles in their campaign thus far.
The team’s playoff hopes aren’t going so well as they find themselves holding onto a subpar 5-6 record to nab third place in the NFC North division. Nagy and the rest of the front office will have another opportunity to redeem themselves as they host the struggling Detroit Lions in a Week 13 tilt.