Bears head coach Matt Nagy was recently rumored to have ghosted and berated quarterback Mitch Trubisky, causing the two to not be on speaking terms. The Bears are currently 2-6 with a dismal 0-5 record at home this season.
The “matt nagy” is a rumor that has been circulating the internet. The rumors claim that Bears head coach Matt Nagy ghosted and berated Mitch Trubisky in front of his teammates.
Getty A detailed new story from The Athletic has uncovered fresh details about Matt Nagy and Mitch Trubisky’s relationship.
In 2018, Matt Nagy was appointed as the head coach of the Chicago Bears with two key aims in mind: to revive the offense and assist Mitch Trubisky, the team’s second-year quarterback, grow.
In Nagy’s first season, everything seemed to be going well. The Bears finished 12-4 and qualified for the playoffs, with Trubisky setting career highs in passing yards (3,223), passing touchdowns (24) and running yards (137). (421). Trubisky, the Bears, and Nagy have been in a downward spiral since then, with the organization opting not to re-sign the quarterback after the 2020 season and parting ways with Nagy a year later.
With the Bears on the market for a new head coach, sources close to the club had some enlightening — and damning — things to say about Nagy’s handling of the young quarterback, as reported by Adam Jahns and Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic on January 14.
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Trubisky was chastised by Nagy for being ‘uncoachable’ in front of the team.
According to Jahns and Fishbain, Nagy was dissatisfied with Trubisky’s performance early in the 2020 season, and following a Week 2 victory against the Giants, he publicly chastised the quarterback in front of the whole squad. On one play, Trubisky failed to read his progressions properly, prompting Nagy to remark:
“Trubisky’s pass to (tight end Cole) Kmet was destined for a different destination. To Trubisky’s left, Nagy called for a three-route concept with (wide receiver Darnell) Mooney running a fade, Allen Robinson running an out, and Tarik Cohen doing a swing route. The Giants’ defender covering Robinson stumbled, leaving Trubisky wide open. Instead, as Nagy pointed out, Trubisky ran across the middle to his tight end. ‘He trashed Mitch in front of the whole squad,’ according to a source. According to a second source, “Nagy continued to criticize Mitch for being uncoachable and not throwing it to the correct man in front of the whole squad.”
While it’s common for head coaches to publicly criticize and call out their players in team meetings, Jahns and Fishbain claimed that Nagy’s manner of accountability irritated his players, especially on defense, which was a unit that frequently carried the club during the coach’s stint in Chicago.
“Nagy, like many coaches, often chastised players….” Defensive players were singled out as well, including standout outside linebacker Khalil Mack. It irked some of them, particularly when Nagy’s offense faltered and the defense did its job.”
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Trubisky was also called up by Nagy for a scheduled meeting.
“It was clear that things between the quarterback and the head coach were not going well.” “One source added, ‘Mitch never ticked the boxes for Nagy from Day 1,’” Jahns and Fishbain noted.
The Bears suffered back-to-back 8-8 seasons in 2019 and 2020, and after the 2019 season, Trubisky and Nagy were supposed to meet to talk about how to improve and right the ship, but that didn’t happen, according to the source.
“Trubisky planned to meet with Nagy after the 2019 season ended. They needed to talk about something. They had to figure out a way to make this work. For the meeting, the quarterback scribbled notes. Nagy, on the other hand, did not show up — ‘He no-showed him,’ according to a source. Trubisky’s notes were left behind.”
Some of Trubisky’s offensive concepts were reportedly rejected by the team during the close of the 2020 season, and this story backs up that claim. Trubisky attempted many times to express worry about Nagy’s offense, which has never finished higher than 22nd in the NFL, according to Jahns and Fishbain.
“‘(Trubisky) would be in the midst of training camp and say, ‘Guys, none of this stuff is working,’ or he’d be pointing out the offense’s flaws and get this, ‘Oh, no, guy.’ Don’t be concerned. It’ll all come together in the end. Have believe in yourself. ‘Believe in the process,’ stated one person.”
Nagy had a reputation for being a happy-go-lucky leader who was always upbeat. If Jahns and Fishbain’s claim is accurate — and they’re about as trustworthy as it gets — Nagy may not have been the coach many believed he was.
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