Andy Reid plans to improve the QB situation in Kansas City and he hired someone Friday to help him, announcing Matt Nagy as the team’s quarterbacks coach.
Nagy enters his third season in the NFL by following Reid from Philadelphia to Kansas City, where he will utilize his playing and coaching experience to enhance the Chiefs QB play in 2013.
Nagy spent the previous two seasons as the Philadelphia Eagles offensive quality control coach, which followed his time as one of the team’s coaching assistants during the 2010 season.
Hard work and persistence paid off for Nagy, who initially worked as a coaching intern for the Eagles during the 2008 and 2009 training camps.
In 2009, the former Arena Football League (AFL) QB spent time throwing passes to injured Eagles RB Brian Westbrook, during Westbrook's ankle rehab and was later signed by the team. Talk about on-the-job experience.
Nagy played six seasons in the AFL, spending time with the New York Dragons (2002), Carolina Cobras (2004), Georgia Force (2005-06) and Columbus Destroyers (2007-08). He completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 18,866 yards, 374 touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 115.1 during his AFL career.
The former Delaware Blue Hen QB, who set more than 20-career passing records at the time, still holds career marks for passing yards (8,214) and touchdowns (58).
Nagy ranks second for most career attempts (895) and most career completions (502) behind former Delaware and current Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco. He earned All-America honors as a senior for the Blue Hens.
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