The Chicago Bears have selected Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith and become the 14th head coach in franchise history.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune first reported the hiring late Tuesday night.
Biggs (@BradBiggs) January 16, 2013
Trestman has spent the last five years in Montreal, where he won over 65 percent of his games and two Grey Cups (equivalent to a Super Bowl in the NFL). Before his trip to the CFL, Trestman was an offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders.
While Trestman hasn't coached in the NFL since 2004, he's highly regarded around the league for his ability to coach a team's offense and quarterbacks.
In the following slides, we'll break down the various best and worst case scenarios for the Bears' hiring of Trestman as their next head coach.