Within hours of the report that Washington was parting ways with quarterback Alex Smith, the reports began to fix the Bears as the logical next stop in Smith’s career.
Smith may make sense for Chicago because the Bears need a quarterback and because Smith has a strong relationship with the Bears head coach Matt Nagy, who was the bosses’ quarterback coach and offensive coordinator during Smith’s five seasons. Kansas City.
Shortly after the Bears hired Nagy, Smith told Chicago Tribune that Nagy is a great coach.
“He and I spent five years and we were almost as close as the coach-player relationship is,” Smith told Nagy. “To see him grow as a quarterback coach, then go to the coordinator and now I’m focused on him as he becomes a head coach. I think it will work great. “
Whether Smith is vying for a starting job or a backup veteran, he is the player Nagy would like to have.