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Matt Nagy ranked 12th among NFL head coaches for 2019

Matt Nagy ranked 12th among NFL head coaches for 2019

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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Bears still have league-average amount of salary cap space left

Bears still have league-average amount of salary cap space left

Free agency has slowed to crawl a little more than a week into the process, and the Bears still have some money to spend.

Ryan Pace made multiple moves to clear up additional salary cap space this offseason, but he spent his money cautiously.

Even with five outside signings under contract, he still has the space to make some more moves.

As of Friday, the Bears have just under $17 million in cap space, the 16th-most in the NFL, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

Pace has more money to work with now than he did before the team started releasing players to clear space.

He still has to keep some cap available to sign their draft picks as well as an emergency fund for the season, but the Bears have more than enough money left to add an impact player or two on the open market.

The pool of talent to pick from continues to shrink, but Pace can still find quality options that could come at a bargain the longer they sit on the open market.

 

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Chicago Football Madness Rd. of 32: Chalk dominates the 1st round, with some notable exceptions

Chicago Football Madness Rd. of 32: Chalk dominates the 1st round, with some notable exceptions

Excitement for the Bears are at an all-time high, so while March Madness and the NCAA Tournament begin, we still have Bears on the mind. So we've created Chicago Bears Football Madness, pitting players from the three best Bears teams and legends head-to-head.

THIS. IS. STILL. MARCH. 

The first round of our inaugural Chicago Football Madness Tournament is over, and friends, it was kind of anti-climatic -- except for Jay Cutler advancing, that rules. 

Out of all the 32 Opening Round matchups, only two underdogs moved on: Robbie Gould and The Fridge. Now, Gould's got a tough matchup against 2-seed Lance Briggs, and there's no rest for the Perry (this joke works, right?) as he takes on Walter Payton. 

Keep sending the votes in! You can find all the matchups over on our Twitter account, or on the website, because we like to give you options. 

RD. OF 32 REGIONS:

1985 Bracket

2006 Bracket

2018 Bracket

Legends/Others Bracket

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