Bears, Matt Nagy 'haven't gotten into any discussions' on 2021 return

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Bears and Nagy 'haven't gotten into any discussions' on 2021 originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

On Sunday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Matt Nagy is 'expected to return' to the Bears in 2021. It wasn't particularly surprising news given the team's December turnaround, but when a reporter on the NFL's payroll has a scoop, there's typically some truth to it. 

On Monday morning, Nagy addressed the situation for the first time since the Bears' 6-game losing streak. The head coach said that despite being in 'constant communication' with the McCaskeys, Ted Phillips, and Ryan Pace, no one's had any job status discussions yet. 

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"I haven’t gotten into any discussions with that," Nagy said. "Which for us right now where we’re at, that’s not a focus. I can tell you that right now. I can tell you that we are so focused in. We were trying like heck to do everything we could to do whatever we could to have a chance to get into the dance in the playoffs. And our players and our coaches did that." 

"It’s great that we made [the playoffs] two out of three years. And it’s a credit to the players, to the coaches, to the support staff, to Ryan, to Ted, George, everybody. This is all of us. And there are a lot of other teams right now who are trying to figure out their flights home today and where they’re going. And we’re not." 

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This is all par for the course; as an organization, the Bears have never been one to deal with coaching contracts while a season's still underway, and Nagy probably learned on the first day of Head Coach School not to talk about his job security during a week of playoff prep. There will be plenty of time for him to go on the record about it soon enough.