The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday that Matt Nagy will return to Andy Reid’s coaching staff, where he will serve as senior assistant and quarterbacks coach. The role was previously filled by Mike Kafka, who recently became the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants.

Reid has had one of the biggest coaching trees in recent NFL history. As previously mentioned, Nagy comes from that tree after a four-year stint as head coach of the Chicago Bears.

Nagy started alongside Andy Reid in Philadelphia as an assistant coach from 2010-2012. He then followed Reid to Kansas City where he served as quarterbacks coach from 2013-2015. Nagy continued to impress and eventually found himself equipped with the title of Chiefs offensive coordinator from 2016-2017.

Nagy helped the Chiefs start their current run of six-straight AFC West titles in 2016 by having a hand in 12- and 10-win seasons. It was an admirable feat, considering Kansas City hadn’t won more than 12 games in a single season since 2013, at that point.

2017 saw Nagy take over playcalling duties throughout the final five games of the season. The end result was a Kansas City metamorphosis into one of the NFL’s best offenses over that final month and change. The sample size, along with his overall body of work, is what prompted the Bears to hire him.

Matt Nagy had some success with the Bears. He took them to the playoffs twice in four years. His best year came in 2018, when he turned a five-win, 2017 Bears team into a 12-4 squad that won the NFC North and made the postseason for the first time since 2010.

Nagy will be an important part in the continued development of Patrick Mahomes, a la Mike Kafka. When and if Eric Bieniemy ever gets a head coaching job, there’s definitely a possibility that we could see Matt Nagy step back into the role he once had in 2016 & 2017.

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