According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Chicago Bears' head coach Matt Nagy could be fired following Sunday’s game in Seattle.
“It is becoming clearer and clearer that they [the Bears] are heading towards a new coach in 2022,” Rapoport said.
After going 8-8 and making the playoffs last season, 2021 has been a disastrous campaign for Nagy and company. The team is currently 4-10 and to make matters worse, they will not have a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
In the 102-year history of the franchise, the Bears have never fired a head coach in the middle of a season. However, due to an update to the NFL's Rooney Rule, teams may begin their coaching search during the season’s final two weeks if the position is open.
If the Bears have already made up their mind on the fate of Matt Nagy, it would be advantageous to move on and begin their search early. Chicago must also consider that Jacksonville has already fired Urban Meyer and will reportedly begin interviews this coming week.
Following two consecutive embarrassing losses on national television to two division rivals, one would assume Nagy’s seat is as hot as ever. Help is not on the way Sunday, as the Bears will be down to third-string quarterback Nick Foles. If the Bears want to change their history and gain an advantage moving forward, this may be the last time Matt Nagy roams the sidelines for Chicago.