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Chiefs’ OC Matt Nagy hired as head coach of the Chicago Bears

Another head coaching job is filled

Miami Dolphins v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

Another head-coaching opening has been closed as the Chicago Bears have hired Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive coordinator Matt Nagy to be their new head coach.

Nagy was not a candidate to become the next head coach of the New York Giants, but it does close an opening. He emerged as an innovated offensive coordinator this season, helping Alex Smith to one of his best years as a pro and incorporating college concepts into the Chiefs’ offense, making them one of the league’s most explosive teams to start the season.

There are three more definite openings: The Giants, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Arizona Cardinals. The Detroit Lions’ job is also (technically) open, but New England Patriots’ defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is expected to take that job.

The Bears interviewed New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels prior to hiring Nagy, which cuts down the Giants’ competition to (potentially) land the most coveted coaching candidate in this year’s cycle. They were also expected to interview Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks.

The Giants will interview Wilks on Tuesday — the first team to interview him — followed by former Denver Broncos running backs and assistant head coach Eric Studesville later this week.