The Chicago Bears did themselves no favors by waiting this long but they finally fired Matt Nagy. He was their head coach for four years and made the playoffs twice but it became clear that it wasn’t because of him. They also lost both of their playoff games so it isn’t even like he did anything to advance them forward.
The Bears probably should have done this a long time ago but it is what it is. The streak of never firing a coach mid-season lives on. Since the Bears haven’t won anything since 1985, they should probably consider changing some of their traditions but that is a story for another day. All delaying it did was make it harder to hire a replacement.
The Bears also fired Ryan Pace. Allowing him to choose a third head coach would have been a disaster, even by Chicago Bears standards. So now they have to wait for a new general manager to hire a new head coach.
The new general manager needs to have one thing in mind and that is the development of Justin Fields. Someone who can help him reach his ceiling is very important so that is what the new GM will be looking for.
The Chicago Bears need to worry about getting the right head coach now.
There are a lot of good candidates out there. From the NCAA to the NFL, there are plenty of people for the Bears to consider. There are some names that everybody says but there are also some under-the-radar names to think about. These are the three best low key names for the Bears to interview for the head coaching job: