Chicago Bears Face Trouble

Chicago Bears Face Trouble

Laney Spradlin

As things are slowly getting back to normal in the sports world, many teams are letting fans in the stadium without a mask mandate in place. Even players are not wearing masks while playing. However, Covid-19 is still a thing and it affects fans, athletes, and coaches, alike.  


It all went downhill for the Chicago Bears after they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Head Coach Matt Nagy ended up coming home from the Tampa Bay game and testing positive for Covid. Luckily for the team, nobody else tested positive. This is good for the team since they will still be able to play in the next game while he recovers and follows the league’s Covid protocols.  


According to ESPN, “Nagy said he felt fine and was just down for the fact that he tested positive” (ESPN,2021). It is a good thing the NFL requires coaches to be vaccinated. As Coach Nagy starts to feel better, the team still had to worry about playing on Sunday. The Bears took on the San Francisco 49ers without their head coach on the sideline.  


The Bears had their offensive coordinator, Bill Lazor, fill Nagy’s spot. Unfortunately, the game did not turn out as Bears’ fans had hoped it would. While Nagy remained at home and watched from his couch, the Bears fell to the 49ers.  


Nagy was back on the sideline for their Monday loss to the Steelers. According to ESPN, Nagy’s return was contingent upon “two negative covid tests, 24 hours apart” (ESPN, 2021). Hopefully, with Nagy back the Bears can find their groove and everyone can remain healthy going forward.