Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy Denies Reports That He’ll Be Fired

Matt Nagy in 2021
Matt Nagy in 2021. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI/Shutterstock (12595477l)

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy believes he still has time to make things right despite the chatter that he will be fired soon. Nagy talked about the possibility of losing his job during a press conference on Tuesday and labeled these reports as “not accurate.”

Media outlet The Patch recently published a story in which they claim that Nagy will be fired by Chicago following the team’s Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions. According to the report, which cites a top source close to the franchise, Nagy has already been informed about the decision on Monday.

Nagy, however, told reporters that he has “great communication with ownership” but that he didn’t talk with the Bears’ brass at all this week.

“We have not talked this week, and that was scheduled,” Nagy said. “We have constant communication—I always think it’s good and healthy—and we stayed on course with the bye week, and with the short turnaround with game prep, we have not (talked).”

The Bears currently have another disappointing season that sees them sitting third in the NFC North with a 3-7 record and almost zero chances to make the playoffs. The only reason they are not last is that the Lions are still searching for the first win in 2021.

But despite this, it is unlikely that the Bears opt to move from Nagy at this point of the season. The franchise never dismissed a head coach mid-season and is not expected to make such a move now. However, the offseason will be a whole other story.