Ryan Pace has made his choice for John Fox's successor.

The Bears announced Monday that they have hired Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy their next head coach.

Pace interviewed Nagy on Sunday, the team announced, one day after the Chiefs were eliminated from the playoffs by the Tennessee Titans.

The 39-year-old Nagy oversaw a Chiefs offense that was one of the best in the NFL this season. The Chiefs ranked fifth in the NFL this season in total offense, averaging 375.4 yards per game. For comparison, the Bears ranked 30th out of 32 teams, averaging 287.4 yards a game. The Chiefs were the NFL's No. 7 passing team (256.5 pass yards a game) and the No. 6 scoring team (25.9 points a game).

Despite the Chiefs' success during the regular season, the offense had a miserable second half in Saturday's playoff loss, totaling just 61 yards and zero points after halftime. The Chiefs held a 21-3 lead at the break but lost by a 22-21 score.

Nagy, who has spent his entire time as an NFL assistant under Andy Reid, has been the offensive coordinator in Kansas City for the past two seasons. He was the team's quarterbacks coach for the three seasons prior, from 2013 to 2015. He was a Philadelphia Eagles assistant from 2008 to 2012.


The Bears announced interviews with five other candidates over the past week, Pace sitting down with Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards and Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.