The Chicago Bears are determined to maintain organizational stability, perhaps at the cost of practicality and sanity, by announcing on Wednesday their decision to retain head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace for the 2021 season.
It seemed like a no-brainer for ownership to at least move on from Pace, who infamously drafted Mitch Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. There was an argument to be made Nagy should be shown the door after a second straight 8-8 season in which the offense looked bad, squandering another year of superstar pass-rusher Khalil Mack’s prime.
Alas, breezes of change are not yet blowing in the Windy City for the fans’ beloved Bears, which is really a shame.
“I was impressed with both of them,” said Bears chairman George H. McCaskey of Nagy and Pace in announcing the coach and GM would return for next season, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.