3 Head Coaches the Bears Can Hire to Replace Matt Nagy

Jason Schandl
3 Matt Nagy replacements the Chicago Bears can hire, including Brian Daboll, Kellen Moore and Todd Bowles.
3 Matt Nagy replacements the Chicago Bears can hire, including Brian Daboll, Kellen Moore and Todd Bowles. / Douglas P. DeFelice/GettyImages
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Just like we saw at this time last year, Thanksgiving football is upon us and Matt Nagy is on the hot seat.

There's only so long the Chicago Bears are going to tolerate his questionable decisions and the team's underperformance, and it would be no surprise if this is his final season in Chicago.

Whether he's cut during the year or makes it to Black Monday, here are three coaches Chicago can consider hiring to replace Matt Nagy this offseason.

Matt Nagy Replacements

1. Brian Daboll, Offensive Coordinator, Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills have had a rough couple of weeks, but that doesn't change the fact that Brian Daboll will be one of the offseason's hottest head coaching candidates. Daboll took over a Bills offense that ranked 22nd in scoring in 2017, and now they're on pace for their second season in the top three. After unlocking Josh Allen's potential and turning him into an MVP candidate, it's hard not to get excited about what Daboll could do with Justin Fields.

2. Kellen Moore, Offensive Coordinator, Dallas Cowboys

We can say a lot of the same things about Kellen Moore that we did about Daboll. The young coaching phenom was already in the head coaching conversation last offseason, and it's hard to imagine nobody wants to take a shot on him this offseason. Sure, he's coaching a Dallas Cowboys offense that is absolutely loaded with talent, but there's also little doubt that he's done an incredible job maximizing that talent. Dallas led the NFL in yards and ranked sixth in scoring in 2019 (his first year as OC) and are first in yards plus third in points this year. In 2020, when he was dealing with having to start Andy Dalton and Ben DiNucci, Moore's Cowboys still ranked above-average in yardage, at 14th.

3. Todd Bowles, Defensive Coordinator, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Of course, with Da Bears you can never rule out a defensive-minded head coach, and Todd Bowles is probably the best candidate for that job. He didn't fare too well in his first NFL head coaching stints, but it's well established by now just how much of a talent drain the New York Jets are. Bowles' Buccaneers have boasted on the NF's most feared defenses for the last couple years, and he could bring that identity back to Chicago.


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