The Bears are unlikely to move on from Matt Nagy in the middle of the season

Head coach Matt Nagy is likely to remain in office for the time being.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday morning that aside from something unforeseen, he does not see Nagy being fired during the current 2021 campaign.

The Bears are not traditionally an organization that fires coaches during the season, Rapoport noted. Rapoport expects Nagy to get “significant rope” through and towards the end of the season.

Buzz has been swirling around Nagy’s status over a Patch.com report that Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions would be his last.

However, Bears owner George McCaskey met with Nagy and Bears players this week to tell them the article was wrong and there was nothing in it, and delivered a message to stay focused on the task, according to Rapoport.

Still, as Nagy is the captain of a Bears team with a record of 3-7 and a losing streak of five games going into Week 12, he needs to win and keep winning to avoid being fired at the end of the season, Rapoport added.

Nagy is 31-27 heading into Thursday as the Bears head coach, with a 12-4 showing in his first year followed by back-to-back 8-8 campaigns.

So as it stands, it seems Nagy has reason to thank himself today, but his long-term future is still pretty unclear.

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