Chicago Bears: 10 Matt Nagy replacements to start watching closely

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Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy could be replaced by Brian Daboll

Back in 2017, Josh Allen was a rookie and looked, well, like a rookie. He was a kid with a big arm and some athleticism, but that was about it. Completion percentage wasn’t kind to him. Allen’s accuracy needed some work, especially on deep passes.

Fast forward to the present, and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has Allen playing like one of the best quarterbacks in football. This season, Allen has tossed 17 touchdowns to just three interceptions in seven games. All of 2020, Allen threw for over 4,500 yards, 37 touchdowns and 10 picks.

If you look at Buffalo’s offense as a whole, it’s one of the league’s best, thanks to Daboll. Last year, the Bills finished as the NFL’s second-leading offense, putting up 396 yards per game. This season, they’re averaging just over 402 yards of offense per game.

Daboll has taken Allen under his wing and done wonders with his development. I don’t think anyone saw Allen taking this big of a leap after his first two seasons in the league, but it’s been all on Daboll. Should one of the NFL’s top coaching candidates get a shot in Chicago, he could do the same with Fields.