We heard nothing from the Bears about Jimmy Johnson’s tweet regarding Marc Trestman getting the Bears job, plenty of doubt from those that cover the team for a living and, now, a denial from Trestman himself.
Johnson tweeted that two of his former assistants — newly hired Browns coach Rob Chudzinski and Trestman — were getting head coaching jobs this offseason. Trestman, who is currently the head coach of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, sent an email to the Montreal Gazette to make it clear that he hasn’t gotten the job in Chicago.
“I have not heard from the Bears and have responded in that manner on multiple levels. Thanks,” Trestman wrote.
And so the Bears search will go on this weekend with interviews scheduled on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with candidates for the job. Trestman interviewed early this week and the Bears are still expected to bring back finalists for second interviews before making their choice about Lovie Smith’s replacement.
Trestman worked for Johnson at the University of Miami and has extensive experience as an assistant coach in the NFL. He may add NFL head coach to that resume, but it doesn’t look like it will be anytime in the next few days.