The Chicago Bears have had some serious struggles this year under head coach Matt Nagy despite making the playoffs several times under his lead despite a roster that still needs more fine tuning. Keep in mind that Nagy inherited a QB in Trubisky that was drafted over the talents of Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson by the previous coach John Fox who was more than likely on his way out the door. Trubisky definitely showed flashes and Nagy tailored the offense to maximize Trubisky's attributes, but in the end it wasn't enough and the Bears ultimately had to move on. In comes the drafting of The Ohio State's star QB Justin Fields who'd had great college success at a time of make or break for Nagy & General Manager Ryan Pace. Great pick this time around by the way, but the Bears had also signed veteran QB Andy "Red Rifle" Dalton to be the starter and was endorsed as such despite trading up to get Fields. To this day in this season, I feel like if you trade up to draft a guy that high then he should be the starter from day one. Long gone are the days of drafting a 1st rounder and having him sit on the bench to "see how it's done" by an experienced veteran and the biggest reason is because the NFL has made it easier for players to transition from college to the NFL with the way offenses are run nowadays. It's changed even more since Mahomes was drafted and sat behind Alex Smith in order to "see how it's done". I'm not knocking Nagy at all because as talented as Fields is, there's still adjustments to be made in his game at the NFL level. A very promising thing is that Nagy has spoken about it and Fields has acknowledged it himself and the result of the two over the course of games that Fields has played in has shown nothing but growth and communication between the two. This type of thing is rare between QB and coach as there are few that can be named where the QB and coach develop what becomes an unspeakable bond because they are on the same page. At least from my observations during interviews I feel like something is growing there and that is why I feel the Bears need to keep Nagy with Fields and vice versa.
The Bears are in a very unique situation right now in their division where the team with the most tenured coach in the division is the Vikings and the team with the most tenured and HOF talented QB(Aaron Rodgers) is more likely than not on his way out of the division. That would leave the Detroit Lions with a new coach, but possibly the best QB in the division despite the troubles of the franchise for a long time in putting a winner together. Here's the key to it all......Nagy is a very good coach who's just starting to put his stamp on this team(if you've paid attention) and not to mention he's come from under the wing of Andy Reid which is a coach that has helped to produce more successful coaches than any other head coach in the league from playoffs to winning Super Bowls. Even more to my point is the Bears firing of Lovie Smith after consecutive winning seasons(there's talks of bringing Lovie back to run the defense)and it's been all downhill ever since that SB loss to the Colt's. With that said, it's time for the Bears to recognize talent and stop looking for the quick fix. The have a coach with the aptitude and right attitude to make the Bears consistent contenders. He's fine tuned the running game, got the franchise QB, and now working on getting the receivers to further fit the piece of the puzzle with receivers while I'm sure he's targeting that big time play maker to go along with Mooney. My whole point is with the Bears recent purchase of the old horse racing track in Arlington Heights, IL it would be that much of a better move if Nagy's stamp on this team is allowed to finish drying before giving up and going back to the wash for a quick fix. Chicago Bears........It's time for stability at the HC position and you have it in Matt Nagy right now so it's a good time to commit and let the man do his job or it'll be a long hibernation during a time that could be celebration.