The NFL Season Is Over But The Bears Are Still Collecting Awards
Matt Nagy did something no Bears rookie head coach had ever done before.
First, Nagy made the Bears watchable again. That was no easy feat after Bear fans were morally defeated by the back to back regimes of Marc Trestman and John Fox.
Then Nagy went and won 12 regular season games, the best mark for a Bears first-year coach.
Nagy was a slam dunk to win the NFL Coach of the Year and the judges did not disagree. He was presented the award at the NFL Honors event in Atlanta before the Super Bowl.
He joins Lovie Smith, Dick Jauron (people forget about the 13-3 season), Mike Ditka, and George Halas as Bears head coaches to receive the honor.
Nagy is still enjoying a bit of a honeymoon with Bear fans. Hope he enjoys it while it lasts because he has raised the bar pretty high for the organization. Something tells me that the fanbase won't be satisfied with just a playoff game next year.