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Bears Coach Matt Nagy Says He Hasn’t Yet Been Told He’s Getting Canned Friday

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It might be a different story if Matt Nagy and the Chicago Bears lose to the lowly Detroit Lions, but for now, he said he hasn’t been told he’s getting fired.

Nagy was responding to a report from former Chicago Sun-Times reporter Mark Konkol, now of Patch.com, who wrote that Nagy was told he was getting canned Friday. The Bears play the Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

“This is not accurate,” Nagy said of the report.

Now, keep in mind that Konkol once won the Pulitzer Prize for his work at Sun-Times. And Nagy didn’t say the report was wrong. He only said it wasn’t accurate.

So maybe a more accurate version would go something like this: “Matt Nagy will be fired as coach of the Bears if they lose to the 0-9-1 Lions on the same day that Bears fans are trying to digest some turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.”

After jumping out to a 3-2 start, the Bears have lost five straight. On the bright side, they’ve lost the previous two — to Pittsburgh and Baltimore — by only two and three points, respectively.

And Nagy is turning back to Andy Dalton as the starting quarterback for the injured Justin Fields, as relayed by OutKick’s Megan Turner.

Nagy avoided directly answering questions on whether he has received assurances from the front office beyond this season.

“My focus right now is on these players and on Detroit,” he said.

Right now, Nagy is still the coach of the Bears. He still may be on Friday too. Maybe he really hasn’t been told he’s a goner. But that could change, and all it might take is losing to the laughable Lions.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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