Chicago Bears: 3 signs Matt Nagy will be fired despite win over the Raiders

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Sign No. 3: Matt Nagy continues to mishandle the Chicago Bears QB position

Alright, here is the last sign that Matt Nagy is out the door without the miracle we have discussed. Over the last four years, he has mishandled the quarterback position over and over and over again. When he was brought in to coach the team in 2018, Mitch Trubisky had already established himself as the starter. That year was the golden year for everyone except Cody Parkey it seemed. After that season though, Nagy got in over his head.

If you go back to that season, you will see that Nagy did a better job putting Trubisky in positions to succeed. However, in 2019, it seemed like he wanted to force his offense onto everyone, even if Trubisky does not have the skill set needed to operate it. Let’s be honest, we just discussed how no quarterback skill set is able to operate Nagy’s system.

Ryan Pace and Nagy were a team and I guarantee that Nagy drove the Nick Foles trade. Nagy had indirect connections with Foles, but his assistant coaches had direct connections. During a pandemic-riddled season, I can understand why you bring in a guy who “knows” your system. The problem is, knowing the system is not the problem — it’s that the system itself just does not work.

Last season we saw the team go back and forth from Mitch Trubisky to Nick Foles and back to Trubisky again. Well, it appears that Matt Nagy once again has proven he cannot learn from his mistakes. I have no problem with the team bringing in Andy Dalton since they were not guaranteed to land a quarterback in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. I was even okay with them giving Andy Dalton the first look as the QB1. However, to not make the switch to Justin Fields when he was clearly the better option speaks volumes.

Not to mention, Matt Nagy continued down that path when he kept saying that Dalton is the QB1 when healthy after suffering a bone bruise on his knee versus the Bengals. Had Dalton not been injured, Fields may still be riding the bench. The team may not be 3-2 either.

Since Fields has been quarterback, the team has had four explosive plays of over 25 yards. Although that’s the lowest amount for a team in the NFL, Dalton did not have any and the more reps Fields gets, the more we should see of these types of plays.

Out of the blue, Matt Nagy finally made the decision to start Justin Fields despite Dalton being healthy. Then, he made it known that Fields is going to be the starter going forward. To me, it seems like that decision was made for him. Bart Scott of ESPN agrees, while Louis Riddick somewhat agrees.

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When these events start to happen for a head coach, to me the writing is clearly on the wall. Technically the title of this article is deceiving as Nagy will not be truly fired. He’s on the last year of his deal. I just don’t see how the Bears bring him back in 2022 without that miracle I keep talking about. Here are four potential replacements for next year.