Mitchell Trubisky no doubt was an incentive to accept the Bears job, Nagy plans to value and work with every single player on the roster.
“It’s certainly a part of it, but that’s not the reason why I’m here,” he said. “I’m here because of the organization and the direction. I could feel that from the moment I was in that interview process. That’s a benefit to have Mitch Trubisky. I knew a lot about him because I had him in the Combine and we spent some time with him. But this is a team game. Everyone on this team is just as important as the quarterback. But that was certainly a part of it.”
Under Nagy’s direction this season, the Chiefs offense ranked fifth in the NFL in total yards, ninth rushing and seventh passing. The unit propelled Kansas City to a 10-6 record and the AFC West Division championship.
The experience running that offense will help Nagy in his new role—his first as a head coach at any level.
“I’ve always considered myself a leader, a leader of men, and I have a command, I feel like, in the room,” Nagy said. “You never really know how it’s going to go until you do it. I never knew how being an offensive coordinator was going to go until I did it and I never knew how being a quarterbacks coach was going to go until I did.
“So this will be a new opportunity for me and it’ll be a challenge. There will be ups and downs and I’ll be able to understand where those are at and I’ll have Ryan there in my corner to say, ‘Hey Matt, listen, maybe you should look at it this way or that way.’ But I’m going to grow and that’s the beautiful part of being in this situation right now.”