Fans will say there’s no way, and for good reason. In the Chicago Bears’ 101-year existence, they have never fired a head coach before the end of a season. However, with all the pressure from the fan base, it appears Nagy’s tenure could be done following the team’s Week 12 matchup against the Lions.
It’s worth noting that Mark Konkol, the source of the report, has covered Chicago sports for years. There is little doubt that he has made a number of connections within the landscape over that time. If that is the case, then one has to believe there is quite a significant amount of weight to this report. A report surfaced yesterday indicating Nagy lost the locker room. That succession doesn’t feel like a coincidence. It appears for the first time in franchise history, a head coach will not make it to the end of a season at the helm in Chicago.
The Bears are currently riding a five-game losing streak entering Thursday’s early matchup with the Lions. We have no idea who the interim coach will be in Nagy’s place, but it appears a different person will be wearing the headset and speaking to the press during the week for the remainder of the season. It began with a Coach of the Year honor in 2018, but it seems Matt Nagy’s tenure will now end before the 2021 season concludes.
UPDATE – 11/23/21, 12:10 PM CST: Upon meeting with the media on Tuesday morning, Nagy said he has not been informed that Thursday will be his last game as Bears’ head coach.
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