But during his introductory news conference in Chicago as the Bears' new head coach, former Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy provided some clarity on Tuesday.
Those names included both of the coordinators of the New England Patriots (Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels), both of the Minnesota Vikings coordinators (George Edwards and Pat Shurmur), Philadelphia quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, Carolina defensive coordinator Steve Wilks and Kansas City offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.
Speaking to the media for the first time as Bears head coach, Nagy displayed confidence, passion, sincerity and humor.
Former Bears Director of Pro Scouting, 670 The Score, and Pro Football Weekly analyst Greg Gabriel took some time to discuss the hire with Jarrett Payton on Monday for Sports Feed. With Travis Kelce out of the Chiefs lineup, the offense collapsed in a 22-21 shocker that ended Nagy's season prematurely.
The Bears' brass reached out to Nagy's agent, Trace Armstrong, and offered to push back the interview so he could refocus after the loss.
Nagy's luster took on a new shine late in the season when Reid handed off play calling duties to his young protegé.
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For Nagy's sake, hopefully the Bears appreciate him enough to start winning games.
"That there, that's a learning situation for me", Nagy said. That fact no doubt worked in Nagy's favor during the interview process. I'll grow from it, and I'll learn from it, I promise you that. When Pederson left to become the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016, Nagy earned a promotion to co-offensive coordinator along with Brad Childress. In addition, Nagy was the primary Chiefs play caller for the final five games this year during the regular season.
"He thinks a little different from Coach (Reid) and kind of adds to that, where now you're getting some of the spice that's not your typical West Coast offense", Smith told the Kansas City Star. Kansas City incorporated RPOs because of quarterback Alex Smith's outstanding athleticism. Nagy's offense should fit well with Trubisky's skill set.
That move was important for a couple of reasons, mostly because they are bringing in a very bright offensive mind and Andy Reid disciple to work with their young, franchise quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
If the Bears can finally get Trubisky going, they'd have the potential to double their win total in 2018.
The one question that many Bears fans have is will current defensive coordinator Vic Fangio stay in Chicago? "Period", said Pace. "We knew exactly what we were looking for in our head coach". "When there's gray area, bad things happen". First, Fangio was a candidate for the head coach job and didn't get it. Nagy most likely will be the offensive coordinator himself, so whoever gets that position will actually be his assistant. Pace, Nagy and their wives met for dinner later that night and began a football marriage with the Bears.