Entering his third-season as the head coach of the Chicago Bears, Matt Nagy finds himself failing his mentor, Andy Reid. How you might ask? Lets examine…
The Chicago Bears had momentum heading into 2019. Fresh off of a recent playoff run, a 12-4 record and progress from their second-year quarterback. What more could you ask for heading into a new season?
Sadly, the Bears ended up falling on their face, as their offense took a huge step back. Mitchell Trubisky‘s job was called into question and Chicago hopeful were eliminated from playoff contention quicker than any fan or media analyst saw coming.
Were there signs? Of course there were.
Rumblings out of training camp were that Trubisky wasn’t looking sharp nor precise during individual drills. How about that elite defense? It was inevitable that the unit would take a step back in the coming 2019 season. I mean, they had to, right?
The issue with coming off of an 8-8 season is it leads to many asking questions about the confidence within the organization. The main question that has been asked regarding the Chicago Bears franchise entering the 2020 NFL season?
Who will be the teams starting quarterback?
Those questions were partially answered when the Bears dealt a compensatory fourth-round draft pick for veteran passer, Nick Foles.
Now, Foles has not been awarded the starting job, but this move proves it’ll either be the veteran or the former second-overall pick, Mitchell Trubisky taking snaps under center to open the season in Detroit.
Why is this an issue? Well, it’s simple… While in Kansas City, Matt Nagy learned under the tutelage of the legendary, Andy Reid. In my opinion, Reid is the greatest coaching mind to work, mold and elevate quarterback talent.
So, let us examine exactly why Matt Nagy has failed his mentor, the man he refers to as “coach.”