NFL First Coach Fired Odds: Matt Nagy Needs to Go
2018 feels like an eternity ago for Matt Nagy. The then first-year head coach, took home Coach of the Year honors after the Chicago Bears finished 12-4 and it looked like he somewhat revived Mitch Trubisky’s career. Well, after losing a home playoff game to the Philadelphia Eagles in the now infamous double doink game, everything went downhill.
Trubisky’s development was stunted and the Bears would go 8-8 the next two seasons with a Wild Card appearance in 2020. Over the past three seasons, Nagy’s offense has ranked 29th, 22nd, and 30th in points during that span, and now at 3-6 and Justin Fields’ development looming, fans have had enough.
As it stands now, he is tied for third with +400 odds to be the first coach fired this year.
NFL First Coach Fired Odds
Last night in particular seemed like the final straw. The Bears have now lost four in a row, they racked up 115 yards in penalty yardage, and then the decision at the end of the game to kick a 65-yard field goal which his kicker missed by nearly a full 10 yards too short.
For a guy who is supposed to be an offensive guru, he hasn’t done anything to help his young quarterback. Heck, how about calling a play-action rollout against this Steelers defense that gets after the quarterback with the best of them.
Justin Fields is being set up to fail. The Bears would be wise to pull the plug before they do any long-term damage to their latest investment at the quarterback position.