Trubisky: "Coach Nagy Deserves So Much Credit"

The Bears won 12 games for the first time since 2006, and Matt Nagy was a big reason why

Reiter Than You
May 03, 2019 - 3:02 pm

In Mitchell Trubisky’s rookie season, the Chicago Bears went 5-11 and ranked 29th in scoring offense (16.5 points per game). In 2018, the Bears went 12-4, ranked ninth in scoring offense (26.3), and won the NFC North.

The difference? Matt Nagy.

“Coach Nagy has done an amazing job setting the tone for our culture in Chicago,” Trubisky told Bill Reiter, who was filling in as host of The Jim Rome Show. “It really all starts with him. His attitude, his competitiveness, his passion for the game, his ability to build team chemistry throughout our whole building – our team has gotten closer and closer. We play with a lot more confidence and swag, and we always have that edge, whether it’s coming out to practice, heading into the weight room or being locked in throughout meetings. It all starts with the head man, and it trickles down to everyone throughout the building. He sets the tone, and everyone has bought into that. It’s made this whole process so exciting. Everybody wants to be a part of it. I’m pretty amped about it.”

The Bears started 3-3 last year before going 9-1 in their final 10 regular-season games. Trubisky’s numbers were up across the board from his rookie season. His completion percentage went from 59.4 to 66.6, his passing yardage went from 2,193 to 3,223, his touchdown passes went from seven to 24, and his sacks went from 31 to 24,

“It’s all about my teammates,” Trubisky said. “They deserve the credit for our team’s success and even my success. They make me look good. My O-Linemen give me time, they make the holes for the running backs, my receivers make the plays, and my coach is the one who orchestrates everything. . . . Coach Nagy deserves so much credit for all the success that we’ve had the last year in getting this thing turned around. We’re definitely all excited for the future.”

Click below to listen to Trubisky’s interview in its entirety.