On Monday morning, the Chicago Bears and head coach Matt Nagy called an audible to the media session. Typically, Nagy has his press conference in person. However, the Bears changed it to a Zoom call. Once the call began, it was evident that the fourth-year head coach was sitting inside his car.
It was then that Nagy revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 and will be away from the team. In addition, Nagy says that Chris Tabor will take over the head coach duties and run the meetings. Tabor has been the special teams coordinator under Nagy since 2018.
Additionally, Nagy says he feels fine and that he is currently asymptomatic. Furthermore, this off-season, Nagy said he and the rest of the coaching staff were fully vaccinated. At this time, there are no further positive tests among the coaching staff or players. Although, that could change quickly.
In addition, due to the Bears‘ run of positive COVID-19 tests, the team is now in enhanced mitigation protocols. This means policies around the team facility will be more strict than before.
Ideally, the Bears will not have any further positive tests. If that becomes the case, the Bears could find themselves in roster trouble. As of now, it is just Nagy as the latest positive test.
Get well soon, Coach.
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