Chicago Bears hire Chiefs assistant Matt Nagy as head coach

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) _ The Chicago Bears have hired Kansas City Chiefs
offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as their new head coach, hoping he can help lift
a foundering NFL franchise emerge from one of its worst runs in history.

The Bears announced the move Monday, a week after firing coach John Fox. The
Bears are just 14-34 record in the past three years for a .292 winning
percentage that ranks as the second-lowest in their history. They Bears were
5-11 this past season.

The 39-year-old Nagy spent the past 10 seasons working under Andy Reid in
Philadelphia and Kansas City. He did not call plays until late this season, but
drew praise for his work with Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. In Chicago, he will
be trying to develop No. 2 overall draft pick Mitchell Trubisky.

The Chiefs won the AFC West, only to blow an 18-point halftime lead in a
playoff loss to Tennessee on Saturday. The Bears met with Nagy in Kansas City on
Sunday and wasted little time hiring him.

Chicago also interviewed Philadelphia quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo,
Minnesota and New England offensive coordinators Pat Shurmur and Josh McDaniels,
Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards and Chicago defensive coordinator
Vic Fangio.

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