Do not compare Chicago Bears offense to Chiefs and Eagles

Ryan Pace MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 31: Mitchell Trubisky
Ryan Pace MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 31: Mitchell Trubisky /

Everyone wants to compare the Chicago Bears offense to Matt Nagy’s recent stops in Philadelphia and Kansas City. The fact of the matter is that it will be different than both

It is so easy to try to make projections on the Matt Nagy offense based on his recent stops. Heck, I did it comparing Tyreek Hill and his usage to Tarik Cohen. Matt Nagy learned a lot from a plethora of sharp minds during his stints in Kansas City and Philadelphia. He would be nuts not to take things from every stop and every player he coaches.

However, when making these projections, you have to consider the wiggle room. As close to the Eagles or Chiefs personnel could look on paper, as familiar as Trey Burton is in the offense, we all have to remember that this is going to be a different offense. This is Matt Nagy’s offense for the very first time and he is open to changes.

Mitchell Trubisky praised his head coach in a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune. Trubisky talked about how open Nagy is to let others put their hands on his offense. He said that everyone from himself to the offensive coordinator has some say.

"He’s not afraid to ask for help. He is the man running the show. But getting ideas from Coach (Mark) Helfrich. Getting ideas from Coach (Dave) Ragone. Talking to me. Asking the other quarterbacks. Asking players what they’ve done at other places. But ultimately making that his own. Making it our own. And that’s where he says, “It’s all about us. It’s all about the 2018 Chicago Bears. Let’s make this offense our own.”"

So while Nagy is going to bring a piece here and page there from Kansas City and Philadelphia, this is the Chicago Bears offense. Dave Ragone had no say in the Eagles or Chiefs offense. Mark Helfrich is going to bring in college ideology that likely has not surfaced into the NFL much.

Trubisky is going to bring some of his flare and favorite ideas from North Carolina. Heck, Tarik Cohen and Jordan Howard likely have some say. They are going to run Allen Robinson’s favorite route, not the favorite route of the number one receiver for the Eagles and Chiefs.

The last quote is what should drive this point home. Let’s make the offense our own. This is going to be an offense that can change from week to week. That can win with versatility. It is going to be the Chicago Bears offense. And soon enough we will be comparing future teams to them.