Within hours of the report that Washington is parting ways with quarterback Alex Smith, reports began to point to the Bears as the next logical stop in Smith’s career.
Smith could make sense for Chicago because the Bears need a quarterback and because Smith has a strong relationship with Bears head coach Matt Nagy, who was the Chiefs’ quarterback coach and offensive coordinator for all five seasons. Smith in Kansas City.
Shortly after the Bears signed Nagy, Smith told the Chicago Tribune that Nagy is a tremendous coach.
“He and I spent five years together and we were the closest you can get from a coach-player relationship,” Smith said of Nagy. “To see him grow as a quarterback coach, then go to coordinator and now I’m excited for him when he becomes head coach. I think he’s going to do great. “
Whether Smith is competing for a starting job or a veteran backup, he’s the kind of player Nagy would like to have.