Chicago Bears Stock Report: Head coaching candidates to replace Matt Nagy

Chicago Bears (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /
16 of 18
Chicago Bears, Justin Fields, Ryan Day
Chicago Bears – Syndication: The Columbus Dispatch /

Chicago Bears Head Coach Candidate: Ryan Day – Stock Up

How about the Chicago Bears bring in the man who told Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace that Justin Fields is a generational talent? That’s right, what if the team brought in Fields’ college coach at Ohio State, Ryan Day?

There haven’t been any rumors or traction that I have seen that Ryan Day would consider leaving Ohio State. Nor have I seen any reports that the Bears are even considering Day. That said, I think his stock is rising as NFL analysts and even fans have been throwing his name around often. Justin Fields clearly trusts Day and the two had great success together.

Ryan Day won Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2019 with Fields as his quarterback. The team went 13-1 and lost in the Fiesta Bowl. In 2020, the team went 7-1 during a strange COVID year. They won the Sugar Bowl but lost in the College Football Championship to Alabama.

There is no guarantee that Ryan Day would be able to find success as a head coach in the NFL. He has very little NFL coaching experience. He was the quarterbacks coach of the 2016 49ers and also the 2015 Eagles. He left the NFL for the collegiate ranks in 2017 and took over as the Buckeyes head coach in 2018 as an interim head coach.

Again, Day’s stock is on the rise more due to the media attention he is receiving. He should be a candidate the Bears consider though. Pairing Fields up with Day would be an interesting idea. For more on this coach, read our latest here.