The Chicago Bears have finally fired head coach Matt Nagy and now have to replace him.
The Matt Nagy era of Chicago Bears football thankfully came to an end on Black Monday 2022.
It was an incredibly painful and arduous process the McCaskeys put the NFL world through, but it is finally over. Chicago should have moved off Nagy a year ago, but barely making the NFC playoffs as a No. 7 seed will give you an extra season you did not deserve. The Bears have so many problems right now, but they can hopefully give an honest attempt at a rebuild if they choose to.
Here are the three best candidates to appropriately replace Nagy as the next Bears head coach.
Chicago Bears: 3 candidates to replace Matt Nagy now that he has been fired
Head Coach Michigan Wolverines
Jim Harbaugh has reported NFL interest and he used to quarterback the Bears
It remains to be seen if Jim Harbaugh will actually leave his alma mater after seven years. Some people stay in college for seven years, but they are called doctors. Not to say Harbaugh is not a smart guy, but he has a reputation as a coach for never staying anywhere too long. He was only with the Stanford Cardinal for four years before leading the San Francisco 49ers for four seasons.
Harbaugh may have interest in getting back into the NFL, but he would be leaving a top-tier college job. Not only that, but he has his alma mater coming off its best season in decades. Michigan just won the Big Ten and made it to the College Football Playoff for the first time in school history. However, he may have already done what he sought out to do to fix his alma mater.
Perhaps the team that drafted him out of Michigan gives him a call? Chicago is in dire straits. They are directionless and do not have their first-round pick. But what they do have is a promising quarterback who used to beat the snot out of Michigan when he was at Ohio State in Justin Fields. Together, maybe these former Big Ten “adversaries” can give Chicagoland a team to be proud of?
Harbaugh would be a great fit in Chicago, but leaving Michigan for the Bears is a huge step back.