Matt Nagy’s time with the Chicago Bears could soon be up. Amid speculation that the head coach might be fired during the 2021 season, the latest rumors suggest he won’t even last for another week.

The Patch has reported that Nagy was informed his last game as Chicago’s head coach would be the Bears’ upcoming Thanksgiving matchup with the Detroit Lions. Nagy told the media Tuesday that the report is not accurate.

“My focus is on these players and Detroit, and that's it,” Nagy told reporters, via ESPN, when asked if he received assurances about his job security. “That's my job as a head coach and a leader, is to do that. These players have been amazing. They've been great. You have this quick turnaround after a loss like [Sunday's to the Ravens], and now here you go. The only thing we can do is focus on the now and do everything we can. Thursday is going to be here quickly.”

The Bears were beaten at home Sunday, even though the Baltimore Ravens were without star quarterback Lamar Jackson. It marked Chicago’s fifth straight loss, dropping the team to 3-7 on the season. 

Only the winless Lions have a worse record than the Bears in the NFC.

A loss to Detroit Thursday would be the low point of Nagy’s tenure in Chicago. Dating back to last season, the Lions have gone 14 games without a victory. 

Nagy is the overwhelming betting favorite to be the first head coach fired during the season. There have been calls by fans for Nagy to lose his job, including “Fire Nagy” chants” at sporting events in Chicago.

Nagy was criticized for waiting too long to make Justin Fields the Bears starting quarterback. Chicago has never had a top-20 offense with Nagy at the helm. 

Nagy has led the Bears to a 31-27 record as the head coach. He was the 2018 AP Coach of the Year in his first season with Chicago, leading the team to a 12-4 record and the NFC North championship. The Bears were upset in the first round of the playoffs and haven’t finished with a winning record since that season.

The Bears are virtually out of the playoff race and don’t own their first-round pick in next year’s NFL Draft.

Matt Nagy Chicago Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears reacts from the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at Heinz Field on November 8, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo: Emilee Chinn/Getty Images