The Chicago Bears made it official on Wednesday that Marc Trestman was their new head coach. Trestman is known by many as a brilliant football mind a quarterback guru who will give Jay Cutler the greatest opportunity of his career to take his game to the next level. Trestman previously worked with Cutler back in 2006, so the two already have a working relationship.
While Trestman has a connection to Cutler, he has a connection to another quarterback who could be looking for a new home in 2013 — Tim Tebow.
Trestman helped Tebow prepare for the 2010 NFL Draft and had some very high praise for Tebow at the time.
“I don’t know that I’m the only one who has the sense of Tim’s ability to be developed and become a very good player in the league,” Trestman said during the draft preparation, per the Morning Journal. “I believe in the right environment Tim Tebow will figure this out.
“He doesn’t have explosive arm strength, but he has more than adequate arm strength to throw the ball in the NFL and make all the throws. I saw him do something totally different in seven or eight days. I can only imagine what he’s going to do in one year or two years, because he’s going to outwork everybody else and find a way to figure it out.”
Of course, Trestman praising Tebow in 2010 does not mean that the two could work together on the NFL stage, but it is an interesting note and could make the Bears a potential home for Tebow.
Another connection between Trestman and Tebow? Trestman’s former team, the Montreal Alouettes, own Tebow’s rights in the CFL.
‘Tebow Watch’ is going to pick up this offseason, so be sure to keep your eyes on Trestman and the Bears. It sure would be interesting to see how a Cutler/Tebow dynamic would work in the locker room. Something tells me it would be fun to watch.