NFL Rumors: Chicago Bears Ready to Name Marc Trestman as Head Coach?

By Dan Parzych
(John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports)

It’s been a long search for the Chicago Bears when it comes to finding a new head coach for the 2013 season and one of the hottest NFL rumors heading into Wednesday  involves them finding their man–Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman.

Yes, I know what most of you are thinking–why on earth would the Bears consider taking a risk on a head coach that wasn’t even part of the NFL during the 2012 season? Since 2008, Trestman has been coaching in the Canadian Football League and not only led the Alouettes to four division titles in five years, but two Grey Cup wins as well.

Bears fans may not be satisfied with this type of move, but there’s no question a change was needed at head coach considering Lovie Smith led the team to just three playoff appearances over the last ninth seasons. Not to mention Chicago’s offense ranked 28th overall despite having Jay Cutler, Matt Forte, and Brandon Marshall in the lineup–which is nothing short of embarrassing.

The Bears have searched long and hard over the last couple of weeks to find a new head coach and while there were plenty of other great candidates–Trestman may end up being a solid fit for Chicago. With the type of success displayed throughout his head coaching career, it’s clear Trestman knows what it takes to be a winner and would be taking over a Bears’ squad loaded with talent on both sides of the ball.

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