Matt Nagy and the Chicago Bears are now 3-7 on the season following an ugly home loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
And while Andy Dalton threw two touchdowns, the Bears’ defense couldn’t stop Baltimore backup Tyler Huntley from leading Baltimore down the field for a game-winning touchdown in the final minute of the fourth quarter.
During the latter stages of the game, Bears fans inside Soldier Field could be heard chanting fire Matt Nagy. The embattled head coach also touched on the chants following the game, noting that he understands the frustration on the part of the fans.
After starting the season with a 3-2 record, the Bears have now lost five consecutive games. They have scored a combined 79 points during that five-game losing streak. As an offensive-minded head coach, that’s just not acceptable for Nagy.
Will the Chicago Bears fire Matt Nagy?
It’s highly unlikely Nagy will be given his walking papers ahead of Thanksgiving’s game against the winless Lions in Detroit. However, a loss to the worst team in football on national television will likely lead to Nagy getting fired.
Since joining the team back in 2018, Nagy has posted a respectable 31-27 record. With that said, the team is 19-23 since it posted a 12-4 record in his first season. We’re not seeing any type of progression on the part of the Bears.
Playing out the string with Nagy as head coach doesn’t make a ton of sense. There’s nothing the team can do moving forward on the campaign that will save his job. Why not see what Fields and others can do under an interim head coach?
There’s a couple in-house options to take over on an interim basis. That includes offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, both of whom have worked with Fields all season.