The Chicago Bears are one of the most historic franchises in the NFL. The team is very well known for its history of having dominating defenses and winning a number of World Championships. While the team has a strong history, they have struggled over the past decade and have not been able to maintain an identity. During the 2017 season, the team did look like it took a bit of a step forward, but ultimately was only able to win 5 games while losing 11. After the season ended, the team ended up firing their head coach, John Fox.
Now that the 2017 season is over, the Bears are looking for ways to move forward. Shortly after the regular season ended, the team ended up hiring a new head coach in Matt Nagy (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-side-matt-nagy-loss-20180109-story.html). Matt Nagy was previously the offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs. He had spent the past ten years working for Andy Reid, for both a member of the Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles.
While this will be the first time that Nagy has been a head coach in the NFL, there are many reasons why the team was attracted to him as a coach. The 39 year old coach was previously tasked with turning around the career of quarterback Alex Smith. Alex Smith was previously a number one overall draft pick with the San Francisco 49ers. However, he struggled to turn into the quarterback that many people thought he could be. After spending the first five years of his career with the 49ers, he was ultimately traded to the Chiefs.
This makes Nagy a great fit for the Bears as they recently drafted Mitchell Trubisky with the number two overall pick before the 2017 season. While Trubisky did show some signs of promise, he is a very raw talent that needs a lot of direction and coaching. The Bears are hopeful that Nagy will be able to have the same positive impact on Trubisky that he had on Smith. However, Nagy will also have to help find some weapons for Trubisky in order for him to be successful.