Matt Nagy‘s job appears to be safe — for now. The Bears are unlikely to fire Nagy before the end of the season, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (Twitter link).
Rumors of Nagy’s imminent firing were rampant on Tuesday, with one report suggesting that he would be dismissed after today’s game against the Lions. For his part, Nagy says such talk “is not accurate,” though he canceled the Bears’ scheduled meetings that afternoon. And, as of Tuesday, Nagy said that he had yet to speak with owner George McCaskey, team president Ted Phillips, or GM Ryan Pace about his status.
“We all have our own decisions as to how we do things, and I think this whole entire time, for me and for ownership, we’ve had great communication,” said Nagy when asked about the recent lack of clarity from the Bears’ top brass. “[We’re] focused on Detroit. That’s what it is.”
On Wednesday, McCaskey told players and coaches that Nagy will not get a pink slip for Thanksgiving. Still, barring a total 180, it’d be a surprise to see him return in 2022.
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