Chicago Bears: Can Matt Nagy adapt to the always changing NFL?

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There are many questions surrounding Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy as he enters his fourth season with the team. After winning coach of the year in 2018, Nagy has faced his fair share of criticism from both the fans and media. His play-calling that was initially seen as innovative has become predictable and ineffective. The offense’s growth has been nonexistent over the last two seasons. It’s understandable that people are growing impatient with him.

Matt Nagy is entering 2021 on the hot seat with the Chicago Bears

The inconsistency of former quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was enough to give Nagy another year in Chicago. Still, he is running out of time to show the organization he is the coach of the future. There seemed to be two driving factors behind Matt Nagy getting the head coaching job in 2018: Chicago thought Nagy’s offensive background and play-calling experience could elevate the offense, and he was the best suited to develop Trubisky.

Through three years, Nagy has failed to show that he could do either. The Bears let Trubisky walk as a free agent last season, and as stated earlier, the Bears’ offense has been far from stellar. With the offseason additions of Andy Dalton and Justin Fields, Nagy will now have a new selection of quarterbacks, but Nagy’s success isn’t just reliant on improvement from the quarterback position; it’s also dependent upon his own improvement as a coach.

If Matt Nagy wants to be a successful head coach, he will need to adjust to the constantly evolving league.