3. Matt Nagy
Nagy’s inclusion on this list might surprise some people, but it really shouldn’t. Any coach that takes a quarterback high in the draft and fails to develop him should be under considerable heat.
Admittedly, most of the blame in this scenario belongs with Mitchell Trubisky. That doesn’t completely exonerate Nagy though. He’s an alleged offensive guru that’s failed to produce a high quality offense.
The idea that Nick Foles is going to ride into town and suddenly fix those issues is an intensely flawed plan. At best, he can stabilize the offense and make it a fringe top-10 unit in the NFL. At worst, Chicago could be turning back to Trubisky before the regular season really gets going.
Quarterback controversies always have the ability to torpedo a team. The Bears could easily find themselves stuck between two below average options at the game’s most important position. If Chicago doesn’t get effective quarterback play they will struggle to score points. The team’s defense is good, but it might not be good enough to keep Nagy on the sidelines after a slow start.