Bears Rumors: 'Everything Is Being Considered' by Team Chairman amid Matt Nagy Buzz

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVDecember 24, 2021

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy points out onto the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

The Chicago Bears are headed for major organizational changes this offseason, with team chairman George McCaskey reportedly considering "everything" as far as potential moves.

Adam Jahns of The Athletic reported no one—ranging from team president Ted Phillips to general manager Ryan Pace to head coach Matt Nagy—is safe after a disappointing 2021 campaign.

Nagy is considered a mortal lock to lose his job after entering this season on the hot seat. The Bears are 4-10 heading into Week 16 and, more disconcertingly, they've seen Nagy fail to change his offensive system to highlight the strengths of rookie Justin Fields. The Ohio State product has struggled mightily this season, thanks in no small part to the failures of the coaching staff.

Nagy's return could cause a fanbase-wide mutiny in Chicago.

Pace appears to be in a stronger position to keep his job than Nagy. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport recently said he has not heard Pace's job is in jeopardy, though that may change if the team does not show promise over the final three games of the regular season.

McCaskey has to be careful because these next few weeks will be critical in determining Fields' development as a franchise quarterback. The Bears need to find a coach who can accentuate the dual-threat's strengths while also ensuring the front office makes smart calls on acquiring talent on the offensive line and at skill positions.

It would be understandable if McCaskey has lost trust in the current front office's ability to acquire talent. They have already gone through this process once before with Mitchell Trubisky, and it's unlikely McCaskey wants history to repeat itself.