Part Two: Compelling reasons why the Chicago Bears need Mac Jones

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Matt Nagy must prove he can develop a quarterback

Nagy clearly has his strengths and his weaknesses as a head coach. His strength is his ability to communicate and connect with his players. This ability was obviously at play in his interview with Ryan Pace and is probably the main reason he got hired.

Hires that are promotions in any professional endeavor including sports always include making mistakes as part of the learning process in adjusting to new weightier responsibilities. In sports, the learning process gets done in a fishbowl. One of the keys to success in these hires is to learn from their mistakes. I have not seen anywhere near enough of that from coach Nagy.

I wanted the Chicago Bears to hire Frank Reich and not to hire Matt Nagy. I saw Nagy as too young for this job. I thought Reich would make fewer mistakes than Nagy for two reasons. One, Reich is older and has more experience in the NFL as an assistant coach. Two, Frank Reich also had invaluable experience as an NFL quarterback which included leading the Buffalo Bills to a comeback playoff win from a 32-point deficit.

As far as Nagy goes, he is still capable of turning his career around from a seeming failure in Chicago into a possible success story. He has the potential to not only be a good head coach but a great one. However, this won’t happen unless he does some serious soul searching, accurately self-scouts his biggest flaws and then works hard to fix them.

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Chicago Bears fans can only hope that if the Bears need to draft Mac Jones and are lucky enough to draft him that Matt Nagy and his staff do a great job of developing the Alabama quarterback into the best possible version of himself. The best version of Mac Jones has a very good chance for him at some point to lead his NFL team to a championship just as he did for the Crimson Tide.