Matt Nagy reflects on his Bears tenure: 'I failed in a lot of areas'


(670 The Score) Former Bears head coach Matt Nagy will be on the sideline Sunday for the Super Bowl as the Chiefs’ quarterbacks coach in his first year back with Kansas City.

Fired by the Bears in January 2022, Nagy is now the position coach for presumptive MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes. As he addressed reporters at the Super Bowl’s opening night Monday, Nagy explained that he learned from the experience of leading the Bears for four seasons.

“I failed in a lot of areas,” Nagy told reporters, including Pat Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times. “But I know for a fact it’s going to make me stronger. I promise you that. I’m telling you right now it’s going to make me stronger.”

Nagy was 34-31 in the regular season in his four years in Chicago, including leading the Bears to a 12-4 mark in his debut season of 2018. He led Chicago to the NFC North crown that season before the Bears suffered a heartbreaking 16-15 loss to the Eagles in the wild-card round.

The Bears were 6-11 in Nagy’s final season of 2021, and he was fired along with general manager Ryan Pace afterward. Chicago then hired Matt Eberflus as head coach and Ryan Poles as general manager.

As he reflected, Nagy noted that one of his greatest failures came as a communicator – which he felt initially would be a great strength of his.

“I’d be lying to you if I said I wasn’t hurt, selfishly, for the city, for the players, for the coaches, support staff, etc., in Chicago,” Nagy said. “But you can’t dwell on that. You have to pick yourself up. You have to be better from it.”

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