4. Will we see the Chicago Bears rally around or quit on Matt Nagy?
Over the final few games of 2020, the Bears made a late-season push and somehow found themselves in the playoffs. That was largely due to the play-calling of Bill Lazor and the run game exploding behind David Montgomery. But Matt Nagy, being the head coach, reaped the rewards and kept his job for this year.
With the Bears at 3-6, they are in dangerous territory. An upcoming game against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens, who are coming off an embarrassing loss, is not a recipe these Bears want coming off their bye. Chicago very well could be looking at 3-7 before a divisional matchup on Thanksgiving with the Detroit Lions.
Let’s say the Bears lose to Baltimore and beat Detroit. At 4-7, the Bears then have to take on the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers in back-to-back games. That could easily equal a 4-9 record, which might spell the end of Nagy as head coach.
Because teams can interview candidates over the final two weeks of the regular season now, the Bears could absolutely get a head start on replacing Nagy. It is highly unlikely, at this point, that the Bears rally around their coach and finish the season with any more than five or six wins, at best.