Matt Nagy will continue with Bears' offensive play-calling duties

"There's no opposition from me if that's what we feel the issue is," Nagy says.
75756A5E-120A-4932-810C-2FD980DB785E
By 670 The Score

(670 The Score) Bears coach Matt Nagy will continue as the team's offensive play-caller while adding he's open to relinquishing that duty if it's what's best for the team.

After a 24-10 loss to the Rams on Monday night, the Bears are averaging 19.7 points per game, which ranks 27th in the NFL. They're gaining 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 30th. Nagy wouldn't be opposed to giving the Bears' play-calling duties to an assistant like offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, he said, but the team isn't at that juncture yet.

"I always look at all that," Nagy said when asked about the possibility of giving up play-calling duties. "That's the very first thing I look at, is (play-calling). I talk to our coaches. We talk through that whole process. I really am honestly not opposed. There's no opposition from me if that's what we feel the issue is. We look at that. Right now, where we're at, that's not where we think it's at. But at the same point in time, I'll always look each week.

"When you're in a little bit of a rut like we are, a lot of a rut like we are, you have to look at everything. Even if it's just a little bit of a change somewhere, too, you have to be able to do that. Nobody here, coaching or player, has too big of an ego to think that it's not them. Right? As a player or coach, we talk through those kinds of decisions. And we'll just keep evaluating and rolling and see where we're at."

In 2017, Nagy was the Chiefs' offensive coordinator and got his first opportunity to call plays that December when coach Andy Reid relinquished the role. It proved to be an audition for Nagy that helped him land the job as Bears coach in January 2018.

Nagy's play-calling has been predictable since late in the 2018 season. The Bears averaged 28.7 points in the first 12 games of Nagy's tenure. In the 28 games since -- including a wild-card round loss to the Eagles in January 2019 -- the Bears have averaged 18.2 points per game.

The Bears' lone touchdown Monday came from their defense, with safety Eddie Jackson returning a forced fumble for a score in the fourth quarter. The Bears had just 279 total yards and haven't surpassed the 300-yard mark in any of quarterback Nick Foles' four starts this season.

Foles will remain the Bears' starting quarterback, Nagy said. Foles has been starting since entering in relief in Week 3 and rallying the Bears to a win against the Falcons.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.