Former Chiefs’ OC Matt Nagy is being hired as the head coach of the Chicago Bears, as @adamjahns said. HC dominos start to fall.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 8, 2018
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.