There has been plenty to talk about regarding the Chicago Bears this week. None of it has to do with the actual upcoming game on Thanksgiving though. None of it even has to do with Justin Fields’ injury and that Andy Dalton has already been named the starter for the road game vs the Lions. No, instead, all of the hoopla surrounding the Chicago Bears right now has to do with a report that came out this morning that Matt Nagy will be fired after the Lions game.
The thing is, only one source and report has come about regarding this information and that person is not even known for his work within the sports world. The report was rumored at Patch.com by former Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Mark Konkol.
Who are we supposed to believe about the Matt Nagy rumors, Chicago Bears fans?
Now, I have no doubt in my mind that Matt Nagy is going to be coaching somewhere else in 2022. Whether that is for an NFL team or not will need to play out, but as of now, I do not believe Nagy will return as the Chicago Bears head coach in 2022. That said, this team has yet to fire a coach before the season’s end in their 101 years of existence. This year could be different with the new rules allowing coaches to be interviewed during the final two weeks of the season, but that’s still weeks away.
I would be surprised if Mark Konkol just made something like this up. Is it possible his source fed him poor information? Maybe he misinterpreted it? Either way, we have now heard from Matt Nagy himself who stated that the reports are not accurate and he has not spoken with Ted Phillips or ownership this week.
Now the question is, do we believe Matt Nagy who has continuously given word salad answers all season long during his press conferences or do we believe a former Pulitzer Prize winner who really is not involved with the reporting of inside sports stories like these?
As much as I don’t want to believe Matt Nagy on this one, I do believe that he was not told about the fact he will be fired after the Thanksgiving game. That said, we just saw Jason Garrett fired as the offensive coordinator of the New York Giants. I know it’s not the same title as head coach, but that does not mean Matt Nagy won’t be fired if the Bears lose to the winless Lions. It also doesn’t mean that he won’t be fired even if they win. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
At this point, I’ll believe Matt Nagy has been fired in the middle of a season when it actually happens. Until then, I’ll just hope he’s at least let go before 2022.