KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) — Last season, Matt Nagy finished his tenure as head coach of the Chicago Bears as he was let go from the Bears. First game as QB coach (again) of the Kansas City Chiefs, at the Chicago Bears.
“I’m so used to being on the home side, on the home sideline in the home locker room coming out,” Nagy said. “It’s different. I don’t know how I’ll feel.”
Of course, Nagy’s had a front-row seat to the Patrick Mahomes maturity. What he’s seen from the rookie he coached to the now 6th-year pro.
“When you walk into a room for the first time, and you see him in a meeting room, and he’s sitting there having four different conversations, three of them are about football, and one is off to the side on something else, you see his growth, his leadership,” Nagy said. “When he’s out there on the football field, it’s just wild to see what type of leader he is. He’s rare.”
Of course, when asked if it was like riding a bicycle with pairing back up with Andy Reid and Eric Bieniemy, he said there’s no egos.
“Coach Reid has a culture and the way he does things, and we all follow. EB has been amazing at this job. It’s neat to see. He’s grown a lot. And he’s helped me out. So now, we’re a team, we work together, we help each other out. There’s zero egos. And it is kind of like riding a bicycle, but at the same point in time, we’re all in this for one reason. Zero egos and we’re here to win,” Nagy said.
So Saturday afternoon, Matt Nagy returns to Chicago, this time on the visiting sidelines and hopes to come out with a win.