Former Arena Football Quarterback Takes Over in Chicago
It didn’t take long for the Chicago Bears to Hire its new head coach, just a day after Meeting with Bears GM Ryan Pace it was announced late Monday that Matt Nagy will take over the team. Nagy takes over a team that won 6 or fewer games in each of the last 4 seasons. Nagy played college football for the University of Delaware, and subsequently was signed as a street free agent by the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played for the Dragons, Carolina Cobras, Georgia Force and Columbus Destroyers of the AFL for six seasons before beginning his NFL coaching career.
The 39-year-old spent his entire coaching career under Andy Reid, taking his first NFL job as an intern with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008. Nagy was elevated to an assistant in 2010 and quality control coach in 2011. Nagy then traveled with Reid to Kansas City in 2013 as the quarterbacks coach. He was elevated to offensive coordinator in 2016.
Matt is the 2nd former AFL Quarterback to become an NFL Head Coach, in 2015 the Washington Redskins hired Jay Gruden, succeeding Mike Shanahan.
LockedIN Magazine Wishes Matt all the Success in the NFL!