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Bears brand head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace after another lost season.
The Chicago Bears have fired head coach Matt Nagy after four seasons and general manager Ryan Pace after seven seasons. A regime that got chance after chance has finally run out of chances. Change is coming to Chicago and fans have never been more ready.
Pace got seven seasons, seven drafts, three head coaches and several opportunities to build a winning list and change the culture at the Bears. Some highlights include underrated mid-range draft finds for the blockbuster trade that brought Khalil Mack to Chicago from the Raiders. However, these things overshadow a record of 48-65, zero playoff wins and zero direction for the franchise to go with him at the helm.
Nagy was hired as head coach after the 2017-2018 season, when the Bears switched up the draft to take on QB Mitchell Trubisky and needed someone to develop him into a professional quarterback. He was branded and branded as an “offensive genius,” and everyone was ready for change and the future of Chicago.
Unfortunately, Nagy’s selfishness to do things his way instead of what the team needed and was able to do was more important to him. Four years later, a 34-33 record of zero progress is where it got the Bears.
Bears fire Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace: Where are they going from here?
At the end of the 2020-2021 season, Nagy and Pace preached the idea of ”collaboration.” They will now cooperate on the way out the door because again it did not work. While this is something that has been underway for a few weeks now, there is no doubt that more changes are coming to Chicago for the better. Bears fans believe and hope this is the beginning of a real change coming to Halas Hall.
What’s next for the Bears? Hopefully a splash of football spirit in the general manager and a head coach who will lead the whole team with what the team needs and not what the coach wants.