The Chicago Bears are going to add to their offensive coaching staff with a former head coach in the NFL.
One of the best attributes of Matt Nagy is how humble he is. Similar to Sean McVay, he did not come in as a head coach looking to control anything. He gave Vic Fangio autonomy of his defense. He brought in coaches from different experiences and backgrounds on offense to join him as well with college coaches, NFL coaches and friends. It is clear he wants a variety of ideas before putting his full plan together.
It sounds as if Nagy is going to add another mind to the room, and one that has NFL coaching experience, and experience coaching with Matt Nagy.
According to NFL Network, Brad Childress will join the Bears coaching staff.
Childress grew up in Aurora, Illinois and went to Eastern Illinois. His first coaching gig was at Illinois in 1978. After all that time Childress is coming home.
He is heading home to reunite with a friend in Matt Nagy. After being let go by the Minnesota Vikings, Childress was brought in as an advisor for the Kansas City Chiefs with Andy Reid and Nagy.
Childress worked his way up and in 2017 was a co-offensive coordinator with Nagy. When the Chiefs lost in the playoffs Nagy took the Chicago Bears job and Childress retired only to join the AFL a year later.
However, after being spotted with Nagy at the combine it sounds as if Childress is back. Childress has typically added value in the ground game, so it will be interesting to see if he has remedies compared to last year.