Matt Nagy wins Coach of the Year, increases expectations for 2019

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Matt Nagy won coach of the year, but his expectations are only growing.

The NFL Honors were on Saturday evening and while passing out the awards, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy was awarded the NFL Coach of the Year.

It was a great honor for Nagy who took a last place team and led them to a 12-4 record and an NFC North crown.

To nobody’s surprise, Nagy took zero credit after winning the award and credited everyone else on the team.

After Nagy won the award, he immediately gave credit to everyone but himself, stating, “Everyone always talks about these types of awards and all these individual awards we have. This is truly about our team, our players, our coaches, everybody at Halas Hall. It’s crazy to think this is one person.”

When Matt Nagy’s mantra for the season is that the team should always focus on “we things” and never “me things.” We heard that a lot after Cody Parkey went on the Today Show which clearly rubbed most people on the team the wrong way.

It shouldn’t shock anyone that Nagy gave credit to everyone but himself for winning coach of the year, and while he has a point, he’s the one piloting the ship, and that’s why he gets the credit. And it’s credit well-deserved.

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Nagy clearly isn’t resting on his laurels, he set expectations for next year rather high for this team: winning the Super Bowl.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Nagy didn’t mince words on Super Bowl weekend when he talked about 2019 expectations, “We don’t talk about making the playoffs. We talk about winning the Super Bowl.”

That should make every Bears’ fan pumped for next season.

One side note from the NFL Honors, former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio also brought home the award for assistant coach of the year after leading the Bears’ defense to an elite level.