By Chris Emma–
(670 The Score) The Bears are conducting their sixth and final known coaching interview, meeting with Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy on Sunday morning.
Fresh off his Chiefs blowing an 18-point lead in a 22-21 loss to the Titans on Saturday in the wild-card round, Nagy is reportedly set to interview with the Colts later in the day.
Nagy, 39, will interview amid criticism after the loss. The Chiefs ran star running back Kareem Hunt just 11 times, part of their issues in trying to close out a victory late. Nagy inherited play-calling duties in early December from head coach Andy Reid.
Nagy was a standout quarterback in the Arena Football League before entering the NFL coaching ranks. He joined Reid’s Eagles in 2008 as a coaching intern and became a quality control coach with the team in 2011. He followed Reid to Kansas City in 2013, becoming the Chiefs’ quarterbacks coach and before he was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2016.
The Chiefs had the league’s sixth-best scoring offense at 25.9 points per game this season. Nagy’s role included preparing veteran starting quarterback Alex Smith while developing rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the team’s first-round pick. His offense included two dynamic playmakers in Hunt and Tyreek Hill, plus Travis Kelce, one of the game’s top tight ends.
Nagy is the Bears’ sixth known coaching interview conducted since John Fox was fired on Monday. The team interviewed Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on Wednesday, Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards on Thursday, Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on Friday and Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo on Saturday.
The Bears’ plans beyond their interview with Nagy have yet to be revealed. The team’s brass can either expand their list beyond the six candidates or move for second interviews this week.