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Trestman’s Tebow connection put Bears on short list of possible destinations

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When the Bears announced that former Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman will become the new coach in Chicago, the team was careful to point out that Trestman helped prepare current Bears quarterback Jay Cutler for the 2006 draft.

The Bears didn’t mention one of Trestman’s other high-profile pupils.  In 2010, Trestman helped Tim Tebow get ready for the draft.

“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 at the time, via 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.”

There’s another connection between Trestman and Tebow.  Trestman’s former team, the Montreal Alouettes, hold Tebow’s negotiating rights in the CFL.

None of this means that Trestman will be interested now or in the future in acquiring Tebow as a member of the Bears.  But it’s fair game to ask him the question at his introductory press conference — and to see if the slams the door on the possibility the same way that Jaguars G.M. Dave Caldwell did last week.

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51 Responses to “Trestman’s Tebow connection put Bears on short list of possible destinations”
  1. bobulated says: Jan 16, 2013 10:34 PM

    Tebow might end up as the short yardage QB in Philly now.

  2. Deb says: Jan 16, 2013 10:38 PM

    Oh no … your turn, Chicago.

  3. blackandbluedivision says: Jan 16, 2013 10:39 PM


  4. blacknole08 says: Jan 16, 2013 10:42 PM

    Tebow is NOT going to Chicago. Cutler would have a hissy-fit and vets like Briggs (from his comments after last years loss to the Broncos) have already dismissed Tebow as being a real QB.

    It would be a locker room dividing move.

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 16, 2013 10:46 PM

    With the bar having been set at “Not even if he is released”, Trestman felt compelled to say, “Not even if they paid us.”.

  6. profootballwalk says: Jan 16, 2013 10:47 PM

    I could outwork Adrian Peterson, and it wouldn’t make me an NFL running back. Hasn’t done anything for Tebow either. There are no gold stars for effort in the NFL.

  7. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 16, 2013 10:51 PM

    Do the Bears NEED a FB?

  8. explosionsauce says: Jan 16, 2013 10:52 PM

    Careful to point out Cutler because it’s relevant. Didn’t mention Tebow because it’s not.

  9. jameslongstaffe says: Jan 16, 2013 10:55 PM

    With Cutler the Bears don’t need another QB, but Trestman would have the sense to at least use Tebow to advantage if the situation arose.

  10. joneil66 says: Jan 16, 2013 10:55 PM

    I’d rather have Grossman…

  11. gbmickey says: Jan 16, 2013 10:57 PM

    This just gets better and better!

  12. eatitfanboy says: Jan 16, 2013 10:57 PM

    Tebow left Trestman’s QB camp with a completely different throwing motion than what he had at Florida that made people actually believe he might be able to play- a throwing motion that he was able to replicate at private workouts, but was not able to replicate at minicamp or at any other point for the rest of his “career”.

    Trestman certainly has watched Tebow regress and I can’t imagine he wants any part of him.

  13. jrdnrnsm says: Jan 16, 2013 10:57 PM

    This story doesn’t have enough Manti Te’0.

  14. 1uniquename says: Jan 16, 2013 11:05 PM

    What about Tebow to… Wait for it… Minnesota? Sure you have ponder, great he’s ummm ya he’s ponder. Anyways Webb is not better than Tebow, why not bring him in for a looksy, Tebow and Peterson in the same backfield, they could run the ball 95% of the snaps and be successful. Or why not buffalo, draft a young qb like Geno and while you groom him you let Tebow do his thing for a year, not like their going anywhere. Hell even Oakland or whoever else might draft Geno, let them battle it out, worst that could happen is another high draft pick and those teams should already be planning for the 2014 draft =)

  15. filthymcnasty1 says: Jan 16, 2013 11:06 PM

    The Bears have to do something about their QB situation.

  16. hatesycophants says: Jan 16, 2013 11:08 PM

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhahahahaha!!!! Ohhhhhhhhehehehe!!!!

    Please, Sweet Baby Jebus, let this come true!

  17. pftbillsfan says: Jan 16, 2013 11:09 PM

    I’m a Bills fan, but mark my words the Bears became Super Bowl contenders hiring Trestman. Offensive genius who will benefit from a good d, perfect hire. Love seeing Chicago good

  18. claykid62 says: Jan 16, 2013 11:17 PM

    i will never root for the bears again if this comes to fruition

  19. cags777 says: Jan 16, 2013 11:18 PM

    The circus continues. First, Jay Cutler. Next Brian Urlacher. Then Brandon Marshall. And now Tim Tebow.

  20. norcal031 says: Jan 16, 2013 11:22 PM

    The people who think Tebow is a real quarterback and can actually play in the NFL still think Manti Te’o actually has a gf. Also that today Obama will take all guns and leave poor granny to fight intruders with forks…..

  21. comeonnowguys says: Jan 16, 2013 11:24 PM

    Heck yeah, I’d take him in a heartbeat.

    No way he could be a worse TE than Kellen Davis.

    …Wait… you don’t think he still wants to play quarterback, do you?


  22. quicktaker says: Jan 16, 2013 11:26 PM

    At first I too was thinking noooo, but it might ok to bring in Tebow. Lets say Cutler was hurt for four games, Tebow could win two of the games. The previous Bear backups Caleb Hanie and Jason Campbell were atrocious.
    Tebow can’t win you a Superbowl or even win the NFC North but he can win a few games while your QB is nursing an injury or concussion.

  23. rajbais says: Jan 16, 2013 11:26 PM

    End this Tebow crap now!!

    Emery, tell trestman “No!!! Hell no!!”

  24. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 16, 2013 11:39 PM

    eatitfanboy says: Jan 16, 2013 10:57 PM

    Tebow left Trestman’s QB camp with a completely different throwing motion than what he had at Florida that made people actually believe he might be able to play- a throwing motion that he was able to replicate at private workouts, but was not able to replicate at minicamp or at any other point for the rest of his “career”.


    Whenever I see people talk about Tebow’s throwing motion all I can picture if Hacksaw Jim Duggan doing the wind-up-foot-stomp-punch thing…..

    But the truth is….whoooo gives a crap about “throwing motion”? Unless he is throwing the ball like a submarine-style pitcher, and it’s not clearing the offensive linemen, it makes no difference if he has “proper mechanics” or is throwing the damn thing through his legs…..if it gets to the target it gets to the target.

    Hell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar probably initially got criticism for the skyhook because conventional wisdom suggested that you had to post up and shoot two handed to properly aim a basketball….but the truth is, sometimes bad mechanics can be successful. I type better than 100 words a minute and I only use my left middle finger, and the thumb, fore and middle finger on my right hand….used to drive my typing (yes, we had “typing” in middle school 15-20 years ago) nuts because I could type faster than anyone in the class, including him, but I didn’t do it “right”.

    Also have an unconventional golf swing and bat weird too…..but I do both of those above-averagely too.

    So, my point is, Tewbow’s mechanics aren’t necessarily the problem. He may just have really crappy aim.

  25. paredskinwarrior1985 says: Jan 16, 2013 11:42 PM

    Wtf why would any one imagine teturd being a bear when they have a qb and player a million times greater in jay cutler????

    seems like this was just a way to keep the evil one in the news!!!

  26. lesterclan says: Jan 16, 2013 11:44 PM

    “Lets say Cutler was hurt for four games…”
    Are you kidding? China-doll Cutler ALWAYS gets hurt…and don’t give me that crap about him being “tough” and his knee “really was hurt”. B.S.! “Bobby” Griffin III damn near had his leg amputated and he was STILL out there. They literally had to carry him off.

    In sum, Cutler will be hurt as he is just about every year.

  27. Al Bundy - Polk High says: Jan 17, 2013 12:09 AM

    are you kidding right? Cutler? is that your hope for the Bears?? Cutler won’t take the Bears anywhere, he gave up 2 years ago in a game, he is a cry baby and Tebow could do better than him, at least he will run and don’t brake like Cutler in every good hit.

    Tebow doesn’t work?? right what the hell do you know?? Tebow took a team to playoffs after being 1-4 and win a playoff win?? when was the last time Cutler took the Bears to playoffs?? yeah 2 seasons ago and he gave up, he wanted to leave the game.

    Who the hell is still trusting on Cutler? please…

  28. reasonablemindsays says: Jan 17, 2013 12:15 AM

    You know its a wild day in sports when a Tim Tebow story isnt the most talked about

  29. west4420 says: Jan 17, 2013 12:20 AM

    lesterclan says:Jan 16, 2013 11:44 PM

    Are you kidding? China-doll Cutler ALWAYS gets hurt…and don’t give me that crap about him being “tough” and his knee “really was hurt”. B.S.! “Bobby” Griffin III damn near had his leg amputated and he was STILL out there. They literally had to carry him off.
    Bobby Griffin singlehandedly lost a playoff game for the Redskins by being out there.


    You can’t be this dumb Lesterclan, you just can’t be.

  30. west4420 says: Jan 17, 2013 12:21 AM

    Why even make up a Tebow piece about him coming to Chicago. Talk about writing a piece just to get pageviews.

  31. coltzfan166 says: Jan 17, 2013 12:40 AM

    Tebow is going to Philly.

  32. tluke25 says: Jan 17, 2013 12:55 AM

    Cutler appears to be much too sensitive of a person. Not sure if emotionally he could handle having Tebow on the roster.

    I don’t see this happening.

  33. mackcarrington says: Jan 17, 2013 12:56 AM

    Considering the college football coaching staff that Doug Marrone is putting together in Buffalo, I think it is a sure bet that’s where Tebow will end up.

  34. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: Jan 17, 2013 1:16 AM

    I may be the only Bears fan who thinks Tebow to the Bears would be a great idea.

    How many 3rd and 2s/goaline TDs has Forte converted? Oh, that’s why we brought in Bush you say? Well, Bush got injured and we were stuck with a 180 pound HB to convert those.

    You don’t think Billichick or Harbaugh would find a creative way to make Tebow effective? If Trestman is worth his “guru” moniker, he’d find a way to make Tebow a 3rd down/goaline threat, which is BADLY needed in CHI.

    Also, not even the greatest of Cutler haters would be chanting “Tebow”. Tebow would be in an unquestioned secondary role in a good locker room with vets, not a bunch of clowns from the Jets.

  35. Savage Lizard says: Jan 17, 2013 1:45 AM

    Any excuse to mention Tebow.

  36. jagsnoles904 says: Jan 17, 2013 3:22 AM

    I just thank the good Lord Jesus that Dave Caldwell has already ruled out an inglorious return to Jacksonville. The kid is a great “football player” but will never be a starting qb in this league again. It’s absolutely amazing that the 3rd string qb from the jets who didn’t get a single snap gets his own page. Can we all just realize that despite him being a great human being he just isn’t that good at playing qb? I must be taking crazy pills.

  37. dezno24 says: Jan 17, 2013 6:07 AM

    Two words – ” STOP IT”

  38. lrjets says: Jan 17, 2013 6:35 AM

    Ah, the ants at the Jets’ picnic left to go to the Bears’ blanket.

  39. completefan says: Jan 17, 2013 6:42 AM

    Problem for Tebow now is that if Marc was still with the Als, that could have been a workable fit. I can see Montreal trading those negotiating rights to a team that could use him, say, Edmonton or Winnipeg, the only two teams that need a QB.

  40. 1look2013 says: Jan 17, 2013 7:25 AM

    Wha ts happened since Sa turday? He could win playoff games @ Denver, He can win, Manning cant? Where are these people today? Knee jerk reactors? haha!!

  41. larryboodry says: Jan 17, 2013 7:26 AM

    Tebow on the Bears is a worse nightmare than anything Freddie Krueger ever dreamed up for his victims.

    Bears players would hang Tebow in his locker and padlock it, and he’d never be heard from again.

  42. gmsingh says: Jan 17, 2013 8:37 AM

    Am I the only one who thinks the obvious choice would be to send Tebow where Trestman came from–the CFL–and get him the hell out of the NFL?

  43. bearfan1957 says: Jan 17, 2013 8:41 AM

    Don’t ruin the day, with mentioning Tebow and the Bears. he has no place on the Bears. Cutler is the guy. Hopefully, Trestman puts a stop to that today.

  44. tomtravis76 says: Jan 17, 2013 8:43 AM

    Tebow is going to coach at Ohio State, not position, but just an assistant to the HC.

    Tebow the QB brings the wrong type of attention. If he becoms the “slash” type of player he can fit on a team.

  45. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jan 17, 2013 11:38 AM

    Tebow and Cutler? Talk about an odd couple.

  46. crappygovernment says: Jan 17, 2013 11:38 AM

    Tebow has more playoff wins than over-rated RG III and Andrew Luck!

  47. ghosts go boo says: Jan 17, 2013 12:56 PM

    Cutler and Tebow? Diabetic and Pathetic! I’m trademarking that!

  48. beardown4life says: Jan 17, 2013 1:53 PM

    Bears could use a 3rd string QB and with Marc tutelage Tebow could finally get the proper grooming that he so desperately needs. Possibly replacing cutler after cutler time in the Chi is up.

  49. larryboodry says: Jan 17, 2013 2:13 PM

    crappygovernment says: Jan 17, 2013 11:38 AM

    “Tebow has more playoff wins than over-rated RG III and Andrew Luck!”

    So does Rex Grossman…Doesn’t mean I want him on my team.

  50. iowahbr says: Jan 17, 2013 4:32 PM

    Please let it haappen so so all these idiots who confuse football with religion will get pissed off. would be loads of fun and I would love the Cutler-Tebow stories it could produce. Football is just a game and this would be great Chi-town entertainment.

  51. voorheesmark953 says: Jan 27, 2013 3:39 PM

    Yeah absolutely bring in Tebow ! no ,damn wait a minute! he might win the @#$!!%$# Super Bowl no,no,no, were not havin that on this team ,imagine the tension that would create in the locker room and on the coaching staff , that’s way toooo divisive, cooler heads , with more reasonable thinking must prevail, I mean just look what the fans did when the Bulls won their first national championship with Jordan they burned Madison street and turned that area into a Beirut; imagine what they will do with A Super Bowl it would be the end of Chacago as we know it , and no this is not sarcasm! You people in Chicago know darn well this really happened in Chi town but the media made sure these facts were well suppressed, this is the city that produced ,indirectly mind you, the current communist dictator, indirectly in that he never was a US citizen, he is an illegal alien , the fruits of “open borders”

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