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Chiefs rumors: Eric Bieniemy could be a favorite to replace Matt Nagy

Chiefs rumors: Eric Bieniemy could be a favorite to replace Matt Nagy

Clearly, the Bears loaded their candidate dance card with more offensive-minded coaches, as maximizing their possible franchise quarterback - Mitch Trubisky - is of paramount importance.

New Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy said he called every offensive play for the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half of last week's playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans. It comes after he spent five seasons with the Chiefs as a quarterbacks coach, co-offensive coordinator, and then he got the job by himself in 2017.

The Bears are the first team to fill a head-coaching vacancy this offseason, moving swiftly in the process.

Former Bears Director of Pro Scouting, 670 The Score, and Pro Football Weekly analyst Greg Gabriel took some time to discuss the hire with Jarrett Payton on Monday for Sports Feed.

In Chicago, the former quarterback at DE and then the Arena Football League will be trying to develop Trubisky, last year's No. 2 overall draft pick. I thought it may be a few weeks before we found out who was going where.

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"We set out to find the best leader for our franchise".

The only problem with Nagy is the coaches he will bring in as the assistants. Even when Nagy earned a larger playcalling role in early December, Reid still had a role in putting the gameplan together and calling plays. Looking at the Kansas City offense, what should be exciting to Bears fans is the extensive use of run-pass option plays. He also is known for developing Chiefs QB Alex Smith into one of the league's top quarterbacks. After his playing career, he began coaching under Andy Reid in Philadelphia. That is the type of offense Trubisky was in while at North Carolina. Beyond the fact that it's never good to make important life decisions within a day or two after experiencing the kind of failure that causes any competent and rational person to wonder whether they are actually incompetent and irrational, Nagy may have had other choices, including waiting for the next hiring cycle.

The Bears also hope to keep defensive cordinator Vic Fangio around. "When there's gray area, bad things happen".

But those growing pains are natural for any first-time head coach, especially one who will have a lot on his mind when the offense has the ball. Does he still want to be in Chicago after being passed up?

Nagy first joined up with Reid with the Eagles in 2008 and rose in what has been a fertile coaching tree - both there and in Kansas City when Reid took the job there. If the answer to any of these questions is no, then Fangio will not be a part of the Bears' staff in 2018. Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote about how the Chiefs would have chosen Trubisky if the Bears didn't. That will be one of the many things Nagy will need to help solve.