Matt Nagy was the NFL’s Coach of the Year for 2018, but even he would tell you there’s still more work to be done.
It was a great distinction for his first season, but now everyone’s waiting to see how he follows it up in year two with another set of challenges.
That’s part of why Rotoworld’s Patrick Daugherty ranked Nagy 12th on his list of the NFL’s best coaches for 2019.
“It was a nearly flawless first act, but big challenges lie ahead for 2019. Most daunting is the replacement of Vic Fangio, who oversaw one of the best defenses of the decade in 2018,” Daugherty wrote. “So far he’s 1-for-1. Now the task becomes “remain you” as the league adjusts and Trubisky enters what will be the most telling year of his professional career.”
Nagy ranked the highest of any first-year head coach on the list, and his lack of long-term success might be what kept him lower.
Out of the top 10 on the list, nine have won Lombardi trophies. The only two ahead of Nagy without a Super Bowl ring (as a head coach) are Mike Zimmer from the Minnesota Vikings and Anthony Lynn from the Los Angeles Chargers.
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