Marc Trestman joins Chicago Bears as head coach

The Chicago Bears hired Marc Trestman. He is not a name usually recognized, most likely because he is from the Canadian Football League.

The Bears announced Wednesday that Thursday Trestman would be introduced as the 14th head coach for the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Trestman has been out of the NFL for eight years now. That does not mean that he is not qualified for the job. He has won back-to-back Grey Cup championships as the Montreal Alouettes coach in the CFL.

He works well with quarterbacks and Chicago hopes he can improve quarterback Jay Cutler’s game.

Jim Popp, Alouettes general manager, said,”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.”

NFL.com reported that Trestman was offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders. When he was with the Raiders he worked with quarterback, Rich Gannon, who turned out to be the 2002 NFL Most Valuable Player. Raiders then made it to the Super Bowl that year.

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