Matt Nagy already is going bald so he can't blame the Bears if his coaching debut produces a fifth straight losing season in 2018.
He'll need a fleet of dump trunks to clean up this mess. But as marriages go, this one just might work.
The Bears will introduce the former Kansas City Chiefs' offensive coordinator as their 16th head coach at a news conference today. His close friendship with Mitch Trubisky helped seal the deal.
A young offensive coach and a young quarterback who held his own as the rookie franchise is a great matchup, like Sinatra and his piano.
This wasn't a rush hire. The Colts were also very interested in Nagy because their general manager, Chris Ballard, once worked with him in K.C.
The Bears had interviewed their top six coaching candidates and were sold on Nagy, the quarterback whisperer, whom they met over the weekend.
General manager Ryan Pace is betting his job Trubisky is the real deal and that Nagy can breathe life back into this failing franchise, which is 27-53 since firing Lovie Smith on Dec. 31, 2012.
Trubisky completed 59 percent of his passes for 2,193 yards, seven touchdowns, seven interceptions and a QB rating of 77.5.
The Bears return a top 10 defense, but the offense needs more groceries in its basket, particularly at wide receiver.
At age 39, Nagy has paid his dues with interest.
He's football's version of a gym rat, starring at Division I-AA Delaware — where he set more than 20 school passing records — playing six seasons in the Arena League, then working for Andy Reid with the Eagles and Chiefs.
Nagy's endorsements could blind a bat.
In November, Reid called Nagy the best head coaching prospect he's ever had — a list that includes Doug Pederson, Ron Rivera, John Harbaugh and Sean McDermott.
You can see why Trubisky wants training camp to begin tomorrow.
Nagy helped coach the best season of Alex Smith's career in 2017 and aided the development of Chiefs' first-round pick Patrick Mahomes.
Smith is rarely thought of as an elite quarterback, but in five years with Nagy as his OC, was part of double-digit victory seasons four times, and this year had a career- and league-best 104.7 QB rating to go with 4,042 yards, 26 touchdowns and five interceptions.
"He thinks a little different from Coach (Reid) and kind of adds to that, where now you’re getting some of the spice that’s not your typical West Coast offense,” Smith told the Kansas City Star.
Fired Bears' coach John Fox had no trouble getting extra effort from his players, but failed to develop young talent and struggled with game plans and adjustments.
Nagy’s fun approach and ability to communicate and relate quickly won over the K.C. locker room.
"Awesome — killer,” Smith said. “When he got to be up in the room in front of everybody as a coordinator, you never know how guys are going to handle that. But the thing all of us appreciated is that he didn’t even blink."
Nagy is limited in play-calling experience, having done so in the final four regular-season games — all wins — when Reid handed him the reins after the Chiefs had lost six of seven.
Following Saturday's 22-21 wild-card loss to Tennessee, in which K.C. blew an 18-point lead, it was reported the conservative Reid called most of the plays after halftime.
So don't blame Nagy, blame Reid who's lost 10 of the Chiefs' last 11 playoff games, including six straight at home.
Put away your shaver, Bears fans.
The youth movement continues.