Big changes are coming on offense for the Chicago Bears as Matt Nagy has given up play-calling for Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. At least for now.
Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor will call plays for the offense on Monday, which marks the first time that Nagy won’t be in charge of offensive play calling since taking over as head coach for the Bears in 2018.
Nagy giving up play calling has long been a discussion dating back to last season when the Bears offense continued to struggle. The decision to step back from play calling this week is because Nagy wants to observe the team as a whole.
“This will give me an opportunity to step back and see things from a different position,” Nagy said.
But the change isn’t permanent necessarily. Although, if it ends up working out best for this offense, then Nagy will let Lazor continue to call plays.
“”I’d be lying if I said this was easy,” Nagy said. “It’s not easy. It’s one of my favorite parts of coaching. I love calling plays. I love it. I love it. Is it permanent? No, it’s not permanent. But guess what, if this is best for the team, then that’s what I’m gonna do.”