Chicago Bears making major changes following 2021 season, per reports
The Chicago Bears have seen enough, making major changes inside the organization Monday morning.
Following the conclusion of the regular season, Chicago has decided to part ways with head coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace, per multiple reports. NFL insiders Tom Pellissero and Ian Rapoport were among the sources to report the changes.
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Nagy spent 4 seasons with the Bears and led the team to 2 playoff appearances but underwhelmed for much of his tenure. Pace had been the GM for Chicago since 2015. The Bear had just 1 winning season under Pace’s roster construction.
The #Bears are parting ways with coach Matt Nagy, sources say, with Chicago making the final and expected decision this morning.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 10, 2022
The #Bears also fired GM Ryan Pace, per sources.
Total overhaul in Chicago.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 10, 2022
While the Bears traded up to select Justin Fields in the 2021 NFL Draft, it was too little too late for a team with a variety of issues. The offensive line often looked overmatched against quality opponents while the defense gave up 23.9 points per game.
Fields showed some signs of promise during his rookie season but will need help both from the coaching staff and in terms of pieces around him on offense to fully develop in the NFL. It will be interesting to see where Chicago turns from here.