Matt Nagy releases statement after getting fired by Bears: ‘It was an honor’

Matt Nagy made a statement following Monday’s firing by the Chicago Bears.

The Matt Nagy era has ended after four years as the Chicago Bears’ head coach.

Nagy was fired Monday, Black Monday, after the 2021 Bears ended the season at 6-11. Although this was Nagy’s first losing season in Chicago it was also his only winning season. Nagy was 12-4 in 2017, winning the NFC North. But, he was only 8-8 in his next two seasons. He was the most popular player in Chicago this season. He departs Chicago with a record 34-31 and a 0-2 in the playoffs.

“To the Chicago Bears organization – It was an honor to serve as your Head Coach over the past four seasons. I want to thank Ted Phillips, George H. McCaskey and Mrs. Virginia McCaskey for the opportunity to lead one of the game’s most storied franchises. It’s four years I’ll always remember.”

After his Chicago Bears season ends, Matt Nagy issues a statement

Nagy won’t turn 44 until April so he may get another opportunity to coach the NFL. While he may need some time to rebuild his image, remember how connected he was before he was offered the Bears job. Nagy had been on Andy Reid’s staff since 2008 with the Philadelphia Eagles and then followed him to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013.

Nagy succumbed to the same fate as his Chicago predecessors. The quarterback play has been a major reason the Bears have not won consistently in the Super Bowl era. Jay Culter is their most successful passer since Sid Luckman. Justin Fields is a promising player, but he’s only his second year in the league. He is still quite raw.

Nagy’s head-coaching experience with the Bears will be a benefit to any staff Nagy joins.