Trestman in Grey Cup form. (Photo coachmarctrestman.com)
CHICAGO - The Bears have found Lovie Smith's successor.
Early Wednesday morning, in a team press release, Chicago announced they have hired Marc Trestman as the 14th coach in team history. Trestman has spent the last eight years out of the NFL, and won back-to-back Grey Cups with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes in 2011 and 2012.
“The skill set that Marc has, being an offensive mind, and then his
great relationships that he's had with quarterbacks historically in the
NFL and the work he's done with them makes him a good fit for the job,” Alouettes general manager Jim Popp told the Chicago Tribune.
Funny thing is, when GM Phil Emery hired his new coach yesterday, he did it on Trestman's 57th birthday. That's pretty cool.
Trestman is known around the League as a quarterback guru, and was probably brought in to "fix" Jay Cutler. Trestman worked with the beleagured Bears QB in 2006,...