Bears coach Matt Nagy addresses rumors that Thursday will be his last game: ‘That is not accurate’

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy addressed rumors about his status on Tuesday, saying that the report that Thursday will be his last game as head coach is ‘not accurate.’

Nagy is 31-29 in four seasons with the Bears. He’s led the team to two playoff appearances — a pair of losses in the Wild Card round — and he’s never had a team finish under .500, although that is in jeopardy this season with Chicago at 3-7.

Nagy also confirmed that Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton will start against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day. Dalton, who opened the 2021 season as the starter, is replacing rookie Justin Fields, who is dealing with a rib injury following the Bears’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

Dalton has thrown for 471 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in four games this season. This will be Dalton’s third start of the 2021 season, with the last coming on Sept. 19 against the Bengals when he left the game with a knee injury.

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