Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy is scheduled to miss the team’s Week 13 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers because of a concussion, the team announced on Tuesday. The coach has already missed two games this season.
A statement from the team read, “Since his last concussion, Matt has still been under the weather. He wasn’t feeling well enough to coach or practice this week. His medical opinion is that he should be given the opportunity to rest this week and take next week off.”
Because of his concussion history, NFL head-to-head rules now mandate that a head coach must be declared unable to coach while suffering a concussion.
The team announced that quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Chase Daniel would be the only players who would start in Nagy’s absence. Daniel became the starter last week in the team’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, although Nagy had said he would have no problem with Daniel in the role.