3 reasons why Jim Harbaugh could be better for the Chicago Bears than Matt Nagy

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Reason No. 1: Jim Harbaugh’s Prior NFL head coaching experience

First off, I think that for any NFL head coach to succeed, it’s good for head coaches to have been a head coach before. There aren’t many jobs in the sports world as taxing as being an NFL head coach, and being one in Chicago is seemingly no easier.

That being said, it’s essential for the next Chicago Bears head coach to bring a similar characteristic of Matt Nagy, and that’s to have some thick skin. Say what you want about Matt Nagy, but he’s been able to withstand quite a bit from the Chicago Bears fanbase. Whether you like Nagy or not, it’s clear that he’s been able to take emotions out of plenty of situations where a lot of people might not be able to handle all the negativity.

Jim Harbaugh is big enough of a nut job — and I mean that in the nicest way — to be able to handle the negativity that comes with being an NFL head coach in Chicago.

Now, to my main point of this reason: Jim Harbaugh has been a coach in the NFL before — and a successful one nonetheless.

In his four seasons as the head coach in San Francisco, Harbaugh went 44-18 (70.9% winning percentage). Not only is his overall record a solid one, but his head-to-head record against the Green Bay Packers is 4-0. Those four games all included Aaron Rodgers as the opposing quarterback, so Chicago Bears fans should enjoy a stat like that.

Along with that, through his four seasons, his offense averaged 23.7 ppg, while making it to three consecutive NFC Championships and one Super Bowl appearance. All of which should also make the Chicago Bears intrigued.

To say Jim Harbaugh has prior successful NFL experience is something the Chicago Bears could use while looking for their next head coach. Is Jim Harbaugh the answer? I’m not sure, but he does have statistics that help his case — if he is even available.

With that reason out, what’s the next reason that Jim Harbaugh could work as the next Chicago Bears head coach?