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Matt Nagy once again denies he’s already been fired

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If Matt Nagy has already been informed of his firing, he’s sure doing a good job of denying it.

“I'm very honest and open with ya'll and that has not been told to me,” Nagy said Wednesday. “There's going to be reports that come out, probably at this time of the season, so anything that is said or reported by anybody is just that. No, I haven't been told anything.”

Yet another report surfaced Wednesday morning suggesting Nagy had already been told Sunday’s game in Minnesota will be his last as the Bears’ head coach. 

“I’ve been told that Matt Nagy has been told that he will not be retained,” WFAN’s Boomer Esiason said on his radio show Wednesday. “He’s been told. He knows he’s not coming back. That came to me through a very, very tight and good source.”

But as far as sources go, Nagy had some thoughts on that topic:

“I'm a pretty good source to ask, so I think you're doing a good job of asking me. I would say anybody that has a report that is going to talk to somebody who talked to somebody who talked to somebody, it's probably best to just call me up and ask me. I promise you I'll tell you the truth. You know what I mean? I'm a pretty good source.”

Nagy went on to say he expects normal exit meetings to occur Monday after the team gets back from Minneapolis and that will most likely be when he meets with ownership and the front office about his status. 

 

This isn’t the first time this season Nagy has had to deny a report like this. Before the Bears’ Thanksgiving game in Detroit, Nagy was left to deny a report from Patch.com that claimed he was informed the game against the Lions would be his last. The organization chose not to shoot down the report, which led to two days of turmoil within Halas Hall before chairman George McCaskey addressed the team to assure them Nagy would not be fired after the game. 

Had the Bears already told Nagy he will not be retained, they could have been interviewing other head coaching candidates these past two weeks before the official end of the regular season.