Matt Nagy's comfort with Bears 'quite a statement' considering his ties to Colts GM

From ESPN - January 10, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Nagy took the Chicago Bears job at least in part because he was more comfortable in his interview with them compared to his interview with the Indianapolis Colts, according to Kansas City Chiefs assistant head coach Brad Childress.

I know for a fact -- I wasnt in the room -- but I know who he talked to first and who he talked to second, Childress told ESPN 1000-AM in Chicago on Wednesday. I know for a fact that this is a people business and that he felt entirely more comfortable in that [Bears] interview with the people that sat out there for four and a half hours than he did after he came out of the Colts interview. Thats quite a statement because the guy thats at the Colts [GM Chris Ballard] was with us for five years at Kansas City."

Nagy, who was with the Chiefs from 2013 to 2017 and was the offensive coordinator the past two season, interviewed with the Bears and Colts on Sunday for their head-coaching jobs. He was named coach of the Bears on Monday. The Colts never offered Nagy the job, according to a source.

A lot of times you go with your gut because at the same time youre interviewing Matt Nagy, Matt Nagy is interviewing you and hes seeing what hes throwing in with and who hes getting in the car with, Childress said on ESPN 1000. Its just like when youre doing a deal; both sides have to get something. I felt from him, full-on, that they were two completely different kinds of interviews and he was enthralled with the people at the Bears and the Bears' situation to jump in that boat.


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