Chicago Bears fans may not hold former head coach Matt Nagy in high regard after his untimely departure before the end of the 2021 season, but the Kansas City Chiefs I can certainly thank him for essentially ensuring that Patrick Mahomes was drafted in 2017.
mahomes revealed During a special episode of the “New Heights” podcast with the Kelce brothers on Thursday, Nagy gave him all the plays in advance that head coach Andy Reid intended to go over during his official visit with the Chiefs ahead of the NFL Draft. 2017.
“I’m just going to go ahead and give everybody the inside information. Matt Nagy, who’s our quarterbacks coach now, he was the offensive coordinator back then, he really liked me, so he gave me the plays that they were going to go over. “. the previous night.”
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He continued: “So of course I squashed the meeting. I stayed up all night studying those plays. The rest is history.”
“He gave you the answers to the test? Come on!” chiefs tight end travis kelce he said with surprise.
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Nagy joined the Chiefs in 2013 as the quarterbacks coach before being named offensive coordinator in 2016. He got his first head coaching job in 2018 with the Bears and led them to a 12-4 season before losing a wild card game to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Chicago went 8-8 in 2019 and 2020, but Nagy was fired in December 2021 following a loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears would end their first losing season since 2017.
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Nagy returned to the Chiefs’ coaching staff this season, a move that both Kelce and Mahomes are happy about.
“It’s been amazing to have ‘Nags’ back in the building,” Kelce said. “Dude, he’s the best, man,” Mahomes added.