Chicago Bears: 5 things to know about Demetrius Harris

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Best years with Nagy

The reason Harris signed in Chicago is apparent. He wants to play with Matt Nagy. Harris is familiar with the offense and had his best two seasons when Nagy was the offensive coordinator for the Chiefs.

Over those two years, he put up 369 yards. Over his six NFL seasons, he has 788 yards. That is 47% of his total yards over two seasons. Thirty-seven of his 76 catches or 49% of his career receptions came in the Nagy offense.

Harris averages 4.9 yards after the catch per reception for his career. In 2017, when Nagy was calling plays, he averaged 7.2 yards after the catch per reception.

His 20 catches for 276 yards in 2017 does not seem like much, but it would have led the Bears tight ends in production and would have been fifth on the team in 2019. He may not be great, but he is an upgrade over what Nagy had in Chicago.

It is clear that Harris knows this offense, but even more clear that Nagy knows him. No one has utilized Harris quite like Nagy if he is going to have care.