The offseason has officially begun.
Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy is heading to Chicago to become head coach of the Bears, according to Chicago Sun-Times reporter Adam Jahns (and the Bears have since confirmed it).
Multiple reports said that Nagy interviewed with the Bears on Sunday after the Chiefs’ 22-21 Wild Card round loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Nagy began with the Chiefs as a quarterbacks coach when Andy Reid came to the Chiefs back in 2013. Nagy was promoted in 2016 to co-offensive coordinator when Doug Pederson went to the Philadelphia Eagles. He took over full offensive coordinator duties in 2017 and eventually began calling the Chiefs’ plays.
Nagy has been with Reid his entire coaching career, dating back to the duo’s days in Philadelphia.
Chiefs assistant head coach Brad Childress said that he thought Nagy was a future head coach back in June.
“He’s played the quarterback position, so he gets it,” Childress said about Nagy, via quotes from the Chiefs. “He knows how to teach. He’s got a great demeanor about him. He’s got a creative mind. I think he’s got everything going for him. He’s a future head coach in this league.”
Nagy’s departure leaves a vacancy for the Chiefs for their offensive coordinator position.