BREAKING: Nagy Safe to Return for 2021 per Rapoport
After the unexpected rollercoaster ride the Chicago Bears (8-7) have been on this season, it appears as though we are starting to get some answers as to where the Bears move on from at the end of this season, whether that end is today with the Green Bay Packers (12-3), or possibly (hopefully, says Bears Nation), at a future date in the playoffs. According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Bears head coach, Matt Nagy is “expected to return” to Chicago for the 2021 season regardless of the results of today’s game with the visiting Packers. The news comes in large part thanks to the Bears’ offensive breakout and their 3-game winning streak.
From @NFLGameDay: #Chargers coach Anthony Lynn’s future is up in the air and will be decided tomorrow, while #Bears coach Matt Nagy, who is safe, has become more involved in play-calling recently. pic.twitter.com/IQAM2J30XM
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 3, 2021
The Bears, who just four weeks ago had lost at home to the Detroit Lions in embarrassing defensive effort in the game’s waning minutes, sat at a lowly 5-7, and the chatter around Chicagoland was whether or not the Bears would trade up into the top 10 in April’s upcoming NFL draft to select a new QB and whether or not Matt Nagy would still hold a job come the first Monday of 2021.
Thanks to their 3-game winning streak paired with the Bears offense scoring 30+ points in four straight games for the first time since 1965, the Bears are now 8-7, and control their own playoff destiny. With a win over Green Bay today OR a Los Angeles Rams win over the Arizona Cardinals, the Bears clinch a playoff spot.
The Chicago Bears (8-7) will play host to the Green Bay Packers (12-3) at Soldier Field in Chicago, today at 4:25pm EST on Fox.
*If you’re scoreboard watching like I am: The Los Angeles Rams (9-6) will play host to the visiting Arizona Cardinals (8-7) today at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA, today at 4:25pm EST on CBS.