Chicago Bears officially set to fire Matt Nagy after Week 18

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As the Chicago Bears are preparing to take on the New York Giants in their final home game of the 2021 season, head coach Matt Nagy may be mentally preparing for something else.

For weeks now, there has been much speculation over whether and when the Bears would fire Nagy. At one point, we even thought Nagy would be fired after the Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions.

As we found out right before that game during the week, that report was false. Nagy has obviously lived to see a few more weeks.

Sunday morning, though, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport dropped an official bomb of information in regards to Nagy’s future.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Chicago Bears will officially fire Matt Nagy after Week 18.

"“According to multiple sources, Chicago appears primed to have a new head coach for the 2022 season and is expected to begin its search for Nagy’s successor after Week 18.”"

Finally, the moment has come. Nagy’s time as the Bears head coach is coming to a close, as we’ve all pretty much guessed for a while now.

But, to get an official word from one of the league’s most respected sources is another thing. This finally brings some closure to the fans, and we can start to look forward towards whom the Bears might hire.

One of the biggest names in the conversation is Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, whose Wolverines lost big time to Georgia over the weekend. While some believe he doesn’t necessarily want to return to the NFL, others think it’s a great possibility.

The next couple of weeks will be very telling, though, whether that’s in reference to Harbaugh or any other coaching candidates.

If Rapoport is correct (which he usually is), then the Bears have certainly had conversations behind closed doors before now. They are already game-planning around who their next coach could be, but now that the word is officially getting out about Nagy, it’s not a secret.

The only thing fans care about at this moment is the fact that Nagy is going to be fired, period. The idea of going through another miserably mediocre, sub-par season under Nagy is enough to make us all internally cringe.

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Thankfully, that’s not the case. Nagy is gone next week, so let’s rejoice.