Bears players want Matt Nagy fired?
How much longer will Matt Nagy remain coach of the Bears? Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears are on their way to a lost season, and the locker room is apparently fed up with how things are going.

Bears coach Matt Nagy has lost the locker room, and an “overwhelming” number of players want him fired, according to ESPN’s Jordan Schultz. Nagy already had locker-room issues in 2020, but the poor 2021 season has only exacerbated issues.

However, the Bears appear reluctant to let Nagy go during the season, as the franchise has never done so in its history.

Nagy’s offense has been a consistent issue, and his handling of rookie quarterback Justin Fields has also been subject to criticism at times this season. There is definitely some evidence that he hasn’t been good for Fields’ development. That case grows every week as the offense continues to look inept no matter who’s under center.

The Bears posted a 12-4 record under Nagy during his first season, but he has not been able to replicate that success. It was followed up with consecutive 8-8 seasons, and the bottom is falling out this year. It would be a surprise if he keeps his job, although it seems the Bears would prefer to wait until the end of the season to make the move.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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