Brad Childress is joining Matt Nagy’s coaching staff in Chicago.
Brad Childress has had a long and illustrious coaching career in the NFL. Childress has been an offensive coordinator multiple times in his career and was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2006 to 2010.
Since 2013, Childress has worked various jobs within the Kansas City Chiefs’ coaching staff where he got to know Matt Nagy well.
Last season, Childress joined the Chicago Bears as a consultant where he helped install Nagy’s offense during OTAs.
Now, Childress has a far more permanent job with Chicago.
The Childress hire is a great one for Nagy’s staff. First of all, he knows exactly what Nagy likes to do with this offense and will be a great asset in designing plays and helping players understand the nuances of this system.
Childress also brings a veteran coaching presence that will be well-respected in the locker room. Childress has been coaching in the NFL and division I college football since 1978. He’s no stranger to big-time football.
Nagy’s coaching room is a collective brain. Nagy doesn’t want to run his team like a dictator. He likes an open forum to create the best offense possible. Whether that means taking ideas from Chase Daniel or Mitch Trubisky or listening to suggestions from Mark Helfrich or Brad Childress, Nagy wants as many people helping create his unstoppable offense.
This gives one more strong offensive mind to help Nagy continue to install a complicated, creative offense that has the ability to cause all sorts of headaches for opposing defenses.
Bears fans already saw what this offense can do in year one. A year in which almost every player was learning on the job, including a second-year quarterback.
With every player more comfortable in the offense and a quarterback that showed massive growth in year two, this offense is on the verge of a big jump in production.
Adding a coach like Childress only makes that jump even more of a reality in 2019.