With the Chicago Bears in the middle of another subpar season, their fans have started calling for head coach Matt Nagy’s job. “Fire Nagy” chants have erupted from Soldier Field, the United Center, and even the University of Illinois. Nagy has had multiple occasions with the press to defend himself with all the reports emerging regarding his job status. Recently, Bears’ star safety Eddie Jackson provided his own comments on the matter.
Jackson said, “The fans got to understand that it doesn’t help anything. Y’all want us to play better and do better and that’s not helping.”
To the fans, this should come as a little bit of a surprise. Previous reports indicated Nagy has lost the locker room. While Jackson’s comments aren’t a flat-out defense of Nagy, it does show some disapproval of the fans trying to speed up the process.
These comments should be taken with a grain of salt. Jackson is here until 2025. He just signed an extension in January 2020. If the team blows it up, the defense will be stripped down, and Jackson would likely be one of the last men standing.
It’s pretty evident that Nagy isn’t the offensive genius he claims to be. While the Bears can remain “in the hunt” most of the year, they will never be Super Bowl contenders with Nagy. Jackson just needs to let the inevitable happen and hope for the best.
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