Have Chicago Bears really not decided on Matt Nagy?
Over the past couple of weeks, it feels as though Matt Nagy and the rest of the city of Chicago are resigned to the fact that after this season Nagy will be let go. Of course, this is just an assumption, as the team has not made any moves yet. In the past, the Chicago Bears never operated in a manner that led to an in-season firing.
However, this year there is a benefit to moving on early, as teams can conduct Zoom Interviews for head coach candidates. Still, the Bears decided not to get the head start, and Nagy has admitted that he has not heard anything from ownership and that he plans to coach the final two games.
It is fair to believe Nagy that the Bears have not said anything, and they are likely waiting until after the season to tell him in person. Still, there are reports that even if they do not officially fire Nagy, if they tell him he will not be back they can still conduct interviews. However, it appears as though even that has not happened yet.
While it still feels like a lock that Nagy will get fired, Ian Rapoport reported that the Bears ownership still wants to talk things through.
On one hand, this sounds crazy. As mentioned, it appears everyone knows that Nagy will get fired, so it would be weird if the actual owner of the team was the one who disagreed.
However, on the other end, this is classic Bears. Yes, they are going to fire Matt Nagy, but in classic Bears fashion, they want to do everything the slow and old way. They want to wait until the end of the season to get the final big picture and review it as a whole. They want to work through the decision as one, and not overreact to a few weeks along the way.
They will surely come to the decision that Nagy should be let go, but it actually does make sense that the Bears ownership is pretending that they have not even thought about it until they have a chance to review him at the end of the season.