Matt Nagy beat the offensive wizard Sean McVay which should cement his status as frontrunner for head coach of the year
Getting the Chicago Bears from a team picking in the top ten to contending for the NFC North already had buzz around Matt Nagy for head coach of the year. The Chicago Bears had a win total of 6 on the season, and Nagy had already surpassed that, having his Chicago Bears come into their meeting with the Rams at 8-4.
This meeting was going to be a great litmus test and for Nagy. Nagy has had two real tests this season. He faced the Green Bay Packers to open the season and lost and faced Tom Brady and the Patriots at home and lost.
In both efforts the Chicago Bears defense looked a bit less than expected and Nagy looked like a first year head coach.
However, on Sunday Night Football he had a chance to avenge those demons and put himself into prime coach of the year candidacy with a win over Sean McVay.
Sean McVay was likely one of the top coaches standing in his way for coach of the year. However, when one candidate goes at another candidate and loses it is tough to give the losing coach the award.
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This team came in with a strong game plan and they executed it. Matt Nagy has had second half meltdowns but made the right adjustments to beat Sean McVay, and continue to frustrate them throughout the game.
His quarterback did not play well but he mustered up just enough points. The trick play with a touchdown to Bradley Sowell caps it off.
The fact of the matter is that the coach of the year is the head coach who exceeds expectations the most. Matt Nagy is going to take a team expected to win six games and bring them to double digits.
That gets him in the conversation and beating Sean McVay should be the slam dunk for him. Matt Nagy should win the head coach of the year.