How veteran coach Matt Nagy, Kansas City Chiefs have reunited

Former Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy is returning to the Kansas City Chiefs, this time as a senior offensive assistant/QBs coach.

The Kansas City Chiefs have reunited with Matt Nagy. The former Chicago Bears head coach and former Chiefs offensive coordinator is now Kansas City’s senior offensive assistant/quarterbacks coach.

Kansas City Chiefs hire Matt Nagy

The Chiefs retained offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy as offensive coordinator on a one-year contract. Now, they have Nagy to replace Mike Kafka, the New York Giants’ new offensive coordinator. Nagy had several coaching opportunities with similar titles, per a league source.

Nagy is expected to handle several offensive coordinator duties in tandem with Bieniemy, according to a league source. Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes was kept informed by coach Andy Reid throughout the process of bringing back Nagy and is enthusiastic about his return, per a source.

Rather than sit the year out, Nagy was passionate about getting back into coaching. He has offset language in his contract from his time with the Bears.

Nagy has a strong background with Mahomes. The Chiefs should benefit from having Nagy back in the quarterback room and helping Reid and Bieniemy get the most out of Mahomes.

Nagy, a former record-setting Delaware quarterback, was head coach of the Bears from 2018 to 2021. He was an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Eagles under Reid after his playing days. In 2013, he joined the Chiefs and became the quarterbacks coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2016.

Nagy’s track record with the Bears

Nagy led the Bears to an NFC North crown in 2018, their first playoff appearance since 2010. He was the NFL’s Coach of the Year for 2018.

However, the Bears skidded these past two years, which led to his departure. He was 34-31 in his four seasons with Chicago. After being dismissed, Nagy issued a statement thanking the Bears “for the opportunity to lead one of the game’s most storied franchises.”

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