As issues surround the Bears' throwback uniforms, Matt Nagy is proud of how the team has responded


When the Bears and Vikings kick off on Sunday, Chicago will be wearing their new throwback jerseys for the first time this season. 

The jerseys are inspired by the 1936 team, and will be worn a couple times this season as the organization celebrates its 100 year anniversary. They also were worn by players during an era where the NFL would not employ black players. The dark history behind the jerseys was first brought to light by Jack M Silverstein, in a well-written piece for the Bears blog Windy City Gridiron

In response, the Bears released this video on Tuesday night: 

Matt Nagy was asked about the jerseys on Wednesday, and talked at length about how proud he is of the conversation the team continues to have. 

"Our five players on the committee brought this up and started this, it's powerful to me," he said. "I think it's something that just we as an organization, as a team, it speaks volumes to who we are. I think it's a special moment for all of us. I think it's a special moment for them to be able to. For all of us to be able to talk about it and collaborate about this, and you know it's just something of unity. It's who we are. And I'm proud of our guys for doing it." 

Nagy said he didn't have any problem with the team wearing the jerseys, and it was the players that came to him and made him aware. A well-documented fan of Bears' history, Nagy then did some of his own research into the issue. 

"As soon as they brought it to my attention I found out more about it," he said. "And how we were going to go about it, and I let them take the ball and run with it. I think they did a fabulous job with it, and you saw yesterday with the video coming out what it means to them and what it means to us. And so it's really not hard. It's as simple as that. And I like that they're doing it." 

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