Matt Nagy denies he’s been told Bears are firing him

Matt Nagy says he has not been told Chicago’s Thanksgiving game against the Lions will be his last as head coach of the Bears.

Mark Konkol, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for Patch who does not typically cover the Bears reported that Nagy “was informed of his pending post-Turkey Day termination on Monday.”

“That is not accurate,” Nagy told reporters on Tuesday. “I have great communication with ownership, George [McCaskey] and Ted [Phillips] and Ryan [Pace], and I have not had any discussions [on that].”

Communication was one of the hallmarks touted by Bears president Ted Phillips in his explanation of why he retained Nagy and GM Ryan Pace after finishing 8–8 and missing the playoffs last season.

Asked if he’d received assurances he would finish the season with the Bears, Nagy gave a very football coach answer: “My focus right now is on these players and Detroit.”

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