Matt Nagy fired: Every Bears head coach’s all-time record

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  • Chicago Bears
    Chicago Bears
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  • Matt Nagy
    Matt Nagy
    American football coach
  • George Halas
    George Halas
    American football player, coach, and team owner (1895-1983)
  • Mike Ditka
    Mike Ditka
    Former American football player

The Chicago Bears have parted ways with head coach Matt Nagy after four years. It was a move that many expected over the last couple of months, and one that marks the first of perhaps several changes this offseason.

While Nagy has received his fair share of criticism, and rightfully so, he actually finishes his Bears tenure with a winning record. Granted, he benefitted from some great defenses, but his offense got worse with each passing season.

With that in mind, we’re taking a look at every Bears head coach’s all-time record, starting with Nagy and ending with George Halas.

*Records courtesy of The Football Database and include postseason

Matt Nagy (2018-2021)

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Record: 34-32 (.515) (ADD WEEK 18 RESULT)

Nagy has been one of the most contentious Bears head coaches over the couple of decades. Still, he finishes his tenure with a winning record.

John Fox (2015-17)

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Record: 14-34 (.292)

In three years, John Fox’s teams never finished with a winning record. Fox finished his time in Chicago with the second-worst record in Bears history.

Marc Trestman (2013-14)

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Record: 13-19 (.406)

Marc Trestman only lasted two years with the Bears, and you’d think his record was the worst of the pack. But there were three other head coaches in Chicago with worse records.

Lovie Smith (2004-12)

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Record: 84-66 (.560)

Lovie Smith is easily the best head coach the Bears have had since Mike Ditka in the 1980s, and he went out with the fifth-most winning record in Chicago history.

Dick Jauron (1999-2003)

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Record: 35-46 (.432)

Dick Jauron led the Bears to a 13-3 record and division title in 2001, but he was fired just two years later. Chicago combined for 11 wins during those final two seasons.

Dave Wannstedt (1993-98)

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Record: 41-57 (.418)

Dave Wannstedt finished his coaching tenure in Chicago with the fifth-worst winning percentage in franchise history. The Bears only went to the postseason once during Wannstedt’s seven seasons as head coach.

Mike Ditka (1982-92)

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Record: 112-68 (.622)

Mike Ditka is one of the Bears’ most beloved head coaches, which has a lot to do with leading them to a Super Bowl championship in 1985. Ditka has one of the best records in franchise history.

Neill Armstrong (1978-81)

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Record: 30-35 (.462)

Neill Armstrong finished his Bears coaching tenure with a losing record, but he’s not among the worst in franchise history. Chicago made the postseason once during Armstrong’s four-year tenure, which was a loss.

Jack Pardee (1975-77)

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Record: 20-23 (.465)

Jack Pardee only coached the Bears for three seasons, where he finished with the best losing record among former coaches. Chicago made the playoffs just once, which was a loss.

Abe Gibron (1972-74)

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Record: 11-30-1 (.274)

Abe Gibron is Chicago’s worst head coach in franchise history, according to his abysmal 11-30-1 record. He coached just three seasons. But at least he had a respectable record against the Packers?

Jim Dooley (1968-71)

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Record: 20-36 (.357)

Jim Dooley coached the Bears for three years, where he finished with the third-worst record in franchise history. Chicago failed to make the postseason during his coaching tenure.

Paddy Driscoll (1956-57)

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Record: 14-10-1 (.580)

Paddy Driscoll coached the Bears for just two seasons, where he finished with a winning record. Chicago made it to the playoffs once under Driscoll, which was a loss.

Luke Johnsos (1942-1945)

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Record: 24-12-2 (.658)

Luke Johnsos and Hunk Anderson served as co-head coaches for four seasons, where they have the second-best record in Bears history. They took Chicago to the playoffs twice in that span, going 1-1.

Hunk Anderson (1942-45)

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Record: 24-12-2 (.658)

Hunk Anderson and Luke Johnsos served as co-head coaches for four seasons, where they have the second-best record in Bears history. They took Chicago to the playoffs twice in that span, going 1-1.

Ralph Jones (1930-32)

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Record: 24-10-7 (.671)

Ralph Jones replaced George Halas as the second head coach in Bears history. He coached for three years before Halas returned. Jones is tied with Halas for the best winning percentage in franchise history.

George Halas (1920-24, 1933-42, 1946-55, 1958-67)

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Record: 324-151-31 (.671)

George Halas is not only the best head coach in Bears history, but he’s one of the best in NFL history. He led Chicago to six league championships and is tied for the best record in franchise history.

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