Matt Nagy sees familiar foe in Philadelphia Eagles

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Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy will take on a Philadelphia Eagle organization that he is quite familiar with

An underlying factor in the game between Philadelphia and the Chicago Bears is that two former offensive coordinators for Andy Reid will be dueling in a head coaching battle. The relationship between Doug Pederson and Matt Nagy goes all the way back to 2009, when Nagy was a coaching assistant for the Philadelphia Eagles, and Pederson was a quality control coach.

The two climbed the ranks together and in 2011, Pederson was promoted to quarterbacks coach, allowing Nagy to be promoted to quality control coach. From there, the two followed Andy Reid to Kansas City, Pederson taking over as offensive coordinator and Nagy once again following in his footsteps as a quarterbacks coach.

When Pederson went back to Philadelphia to be a head coach, it was Nagy who took his spot as an offensive coordinator. Of course, it was not long after that Nagy once again followed the career path of Pederson and found himself as a head coach.

Could Nagy follow the same path that Pederson did and take his team to a Super Bowl? He will have to go through his former mentor to do it.

One thing that always stood out about the Nagy hiring was that Andy Reid thought higher of Nagy than Pederson. All stories came out that Reid was Nagy as the best of his current coaching tree, and Nagy was the only offensive coordinator that Nagy let call plays.

So, while Pederson may not have taught Nagy everything he knows, Nagy may have a few tricks up his sleeve that Pederson is not tuned into. However it shapes out, this is going to be a fun game between two head coaches who are clearly friends.