The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 (shoutout Kevin Fishbain for the correct score prediction) to win their 3rd championship in 5 years. Patrick Mahomes was the Super Bowl MVP for the third time, joining elite company in Tom Brady and Joe Montana in the history of the NFL to do so.

What’s incredible is that Taylor Swift became the first artist to win Album of the Year four separate times at the Grammy’s last week – and in the first year that she cared about football, she watched Travis Kelce and the Chiefs win a Super Bowl. It’s not fair, man.

Even more incredible? Matt Nagy added another Super Bowl ring himself.

The former Bears head coach returned to Kansas City in 2022 as the quarterbacks coach. Last off-season when Eric Bienemy decided to take the offensive coordinator position for the Washington Commanders, the Chiefs promoted Nagy to take back the OC role that led him to landing a head coaching gig.

Obviously Andy Reid is Andy Reid, but it’s hard to deny the success that Matt Nagy has had in Kansas City. Maybe the “whys” are just easier to figure out over there. Andy Reid has given Matt Nagy full play-calling duties in the past, and he has a big part in the offense today. There has been speculation in the past brewing that Nagy would take over once Reid entered retirement – but even if that’s not the case, it would be shocking for Nagy to not have another shot at being a head coach in the future.

As head coach of the Chicago Bears, Nagy posted a 34-31 record, two playoff appearances and won Coach of the Year in 2018. Bears fans feel a certain type of way about Nagy and understandably so – Halas Hall became an unorganized dumpster fire with the management of the quarterback position and there was a clear misalignment between front office and staff. Yet, when Pace/Nagy came together to move up in the draft to grab their QB in Justin Fields – they didn’t get the chance to see that vision through. It’s not as if Nagy’s tenure was anything close to an obvious Nathaniel Hackett like disaster, and Fields was Nagy’s first real opportunity to draft HIS quarterback. The damage of bleeding QBs across regimes is clear, and yet the McCaskey’s did it again anyway. 

It’s a question that most might eye-roll at….but did the Bears make a mistake in firing Matt Nagy?




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