ORLANDO, Fla. – The Chiefs left the fight. Eric Fisher was present when Bear's coach Matt Nagy began his career to "climb the ladder," as Fisher put it.
It was 2013's # 1 overall, and Nagy was in his first season as a quarterback coach in the NFL, following Andy Reid from the Eagles.
"[[The Bears] got something good," Fisher said this week in the ESPN-wide world of sports at Disney World. "You should be looking forward to a bright future in Chicago."
Colt's quarterback Andrew Luck is also in the role of the Bears after Chuck Pagano – the Colts coach from 2012 to 2017 – replaced Vic Fangio as their defensive coordinator.
& # 39; & # 39; Oh, Chuck is the man, "Luck said. & # 39; & # 39; I love him. He helped me grow as a player as a human being. He loves football. He will challenge men to grow, and he expects them to reclaim him. He is a great coach. He knows his stuff. The bears are lucky to have him. "
Chiefs full-back Anthony Sherman expressed similar to Nagy. Sherman, an eight-year-old veteran in his first Pro Bowl, joined the Chiefs the same season.
"He's a great guy, a great father, a great husband and a great leader," Sherman said. "His spirit for football is pretty special."
Receiver Tyreek Hill was convened in 2016 by the Chiefs. It was Nagy's first season as Chiefs Offensive Coordinator, and Hill immediately became a groundbreaking star.  & # 39; & # 39; I feel like Nagy is a tremendous leader, "said Hill, who's Pro Bowl for the third consecutive year. "He's an offensive head coach, and I think the Bears are a great coach."
The Chiefs player's belief in Nagy is rooted in her own coach. "" They have someone who learned under Andy Reid. " Fisher said, but also seeing Nagy at work As the Bears learned this season, football under Nagy will always be fun.
"You never know what these great minds will do," Sherman said. "It's just fun to be there, go there every day, and see what kind of plays they've designed."
But it's more than that. It's also Nagy's contagious work ethic.
"He's going to invest all the time to make it successful," Sherman said.
It's Nagy's natural ability to challenge players and connect with them. As the Bears learned through "Club Dub" and more, he is a trainer you want to play for. It's an atmosphere that the Chiefs know well.
"Today, when something is needed, I know I can call him for something," Sherman said. "And I know he would be there, he's just a great guy."
And it's also Nagy's work with quarterbacks, Mitch Trubisky evolved and improved under Nagy, and the chiefs saw the same with Alex Smith and Mahomes
"[Nagy] only knows the world of quarterbacks," said Fisher, who is in his first Pro Bowl. "Having Alex for these five years and being able to be with Pat [a season] , was pretty cool. "
The bears are always compared to the Chiefs because of Nagy and their selection of Trubisky before Mahomes, but the praise for Nagy and the luck for Pagano is still strong.
It's okay Other NFL players are.
"[Nagy’s] will do pretty good things for them out there in Chicago," Sherman said.