The Chicago Bears parted ways with head coach Matt Nagy after four years. It was a move many have been waiting for over the past two months, and perhaps the first of several changes this offseason.
While Nagy has received his fair share of criticism, and rightly so, he actually ends his tenure at the Bears with a record winning record. Admittedly, he benefited from good defenses, but his attack worsened over the seasons.
With that in mind, we take a look at the Bears head coach’s all-time record, starting with Nagy and ending with George Halas.
* Records courtesy of The football database and include the playoffs
Record: 34-32 (.515) (ADD WEEK 18 RESULT)
Nagy has been one of the Bears’ most controversial head coaches over the past two decades. However, he finished his term with a winning record.
Record: 14-34 (.292)
In three years, John Fox’s teams have never finished with a winning track record. Fox ended his stay in Chicago with the second-worst record in Bears history.
Record: 13-19 (.406)
Marc Trestman only lasted two years with the Bears, and you’d think his record was the worst of the bunch. But there were three other head coaches in Chicago with worse records.
Record: 84-66 (.560)
Lovie Smith is hands down the best head coach the Bears have had since Mike Ditka in the 1980s, and he came out with the fifth-winning record in Chicago history.
Record: 35-46 (.432)
Dick Jauron led the Bears to a 13-3 record and a division title in 2001, but was fired two years later. Chicago has combined for 11 wins in the past two seasons.
Record: 41-57 (.418)
Dave Wannstedt ended his coaching tenure in Chicago with the fifth-worst winning percentage in franchise history. The Bears have only made the playoffs once in Wannstedt’s seven seasons as a head coach.
Record: 112-68 (.622)
Mike Ditka is one of the Bears’ most beloved head coaches, which has a lot to do with leading them to a Super Bowl championship in 1985. Ditka has one of the best records in history. of the franchise.
Record: 30-35 (.462)
Neill Armstrong ended his tenure as the Bears coach with a losing record, but he’s not one of the worst in franchise history. Chicago made the playoffs once during Armstrong’s four-year tenure, which was a loss.
Record: 20-23 (.465)
Jack Pardee only coached the Bears for three seasons, where he finished with the best loss record among former coaches. Chicago has only made the playoffs once, which was a loss.
Check-in: 11-30-1 (0.274)
Abe Gibron is Chicago’s worst head coach in franchise history, according to his appalling 11-30-1 record. He has only coached three seasons. But at least did he have a respectable record against the Packers?
Record: 20-36 (.357)
Jim Dooley coached the Bears for three years, where he finished with the third worst record in franchise history. Chicago failed to advance to the playoffs during his tenure as coach.
Record: 14-10-1 (.580)
Paddy Driscoll coached the Bears for just two seasons, where he finished with a winning record. Chicago reached the playoffs once under Driscoll, which was a loss.
Registration: 24-12-2 (.658)
Luke Johnsos and Hunk Anderson were co-head coaches for four seasons, where they set the second-best record in Bears history. They’ve taken Chicago to the playoffs twice in that span, going 1-1.
Registration: 24-12-2 (.658)
Hunk Anderson and Luke Johnsos were co-head coaches for four seasons, where they set the second-best record in Bears history. They’ve taken Chicago to the playoffs twice in that span, going 1-1.
Registration: 24-10-7 (.671)
Ralph Jones replaced George Halas as the second head coach in Bears history. He coached for three years before Halas returned. Jones is tied with Halas for the best winning percentage in franchise history.
Registration: 324-151-31 (.671)
George Halas is not only the best head coach in Bears history, but he is also one of the best in NFL history. He’s led Chicago to six league championships and is tied for the best record in franchise history.