The news comes on the heels of the Bears’ announcement that Jimmy Clausen has a concussion. The team said Clausen experienced “delayed symptoms” last night after getting hit in the head by Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah.
Trestman benched Cutler last week, saying the team “needed a spark” on offense. He says this week, Cutler “gives the team the best chance to win.”
Trestman also said his relationship with Cutler is not strained following his benching.
"I think that was evident last week in terms of our relationship. And Jay’s comments to the media were very similar to mine. We didn’t practice together, in terms of what we were going to say," said Trestman. "I said very specifically that I believe that Jay can work his way out of this. I’ve enjoyed coaching him and working with him. And we had dialogue last week. And we worked together last week. It was a tough week on him. I empathize with him on that. But we’re moving forward, both with the idea that we’ve worked together for a long time and that hasn’t changed."
Jeremy Stoltz is Publisher of BearReport.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. He is in his fourth season covering the Chicago Bears full time. Follow Bear Report on Twitter.