A day after his first season as the Chiefs' sole offensive coordinator ended with a playoff collapse against Tennessee, Nagy spent over four hours interviewing with Pace, president Ted Phillips and chairman George McCaskey at a hotel on Kansas City's Plaza on Sunday morning.
Here's a three-down example of how Nagy utilized his talent in Kansas City - and what it could mean for his Bears.
The Nagy era in Chicago is officially underway.
Nagy coached in high school and was still working in real estate when he served as a coaching intern with the Eagles during training camp in 2008 and 2009.
An NFL head coaching hire has been made. In the four games following the Jets game, the Chiefs scored 26, 30, 29, 27 points with the last game of the season being played by mostly backups and a rookie quarterback. The odds are he may look to his offensive staff left behind in Kansas City for one or two solutions. The Bears haven't finished above.500 since they let Lovie Smith go following a 10-6 finish in 2012. That is good for an average of 5.9 yards per carry. Now, he gets his final promotion, coaching the Bears.
Rather, Nagy's arrival is all about offense, and most importantly, Trubisky's development. The Bears do have some pieces to build around, particularly Howard, Tarik Cohen and Adam Shaheen, but there's no doubt more talent needs to be infused into this offense.
"That's a benefit to have Mitch Trubisky".
The Bears conducted five interviews before Nagy after firing Fox, who had a 14-34 record in three years and a.292 winning percentage that ranks as the second-lowest in franchise history. They've averaged a measly 18.3 points per game since 2015, the second-worst mark in the NFL.
With Nagy running the offense, he needs a proven man with experience to take charge of things on the other side of the ball. Yes, the Bears would like Fangio to remain, but he's a free agent and will choose his path. "And Vic and I have talked". He was an offensive assistant in 2010 before being named an offensive quality control coach from 2011-12. That could be telling.
Forgetting any residual rancor or whatever other emotions that involved Fox, a guess here is that the Ryan Pace of this process is not the exact same Ryan Pace that went through the process that produced Fox as his head coach.
Fangio has done an admirable job. And then what happens is, is they understand. and they work on their weaknesses and they try to get better, they ask questions, they all have different ways of learning.
It would be a smoother transition and the defense has been surprisingly solid lately.