Could Koetter Pave The Way For Trestman?

With Dirk Koetter grabbing the Buccaneers offensive coordinator position, former Bears head coach Marc Trestman would be a great fit in Jacksonville. Find out what league executives think of the coach.

Despite being let go by the Chicago Bears on "Black Monday," Marc Trestman is a wanted man.

The former Bears head coach may have had a rocky time in Chicago, but Trestman is still very highly regarded with his work as a "quarterback guru".

"Marc Trestman is one of the smartest offensive minds and one of the very best at grooming young quarterbacks," a former NFL executive told

Trestman was slated to interview with the Tampa Bay Bucs for their vacant offensive coordinator position, along with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

On paper, the Bucs have many more pieces in place on offense, but they are no longer a factor as they signed a deal with former Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to take over the same position.

“I’m very excited to welcome Dirk to our staff,” said Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Smith. “With over three decades of experience at both the college and the NFL level, Dirk has a proven track record as a top offensive coordinator. During his time in Atlanta, he led one of the most productive offenses in the league and I believe he will enjoy similar success here with the exciting young players we have on offense. It became very apparent early in our conversations that we share some of the same philosophies regarding the offensive side of the ball and I look forward to working with Dirk as we begin preparing for the 2015 season.”

Trestman is friends with Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, and quarterback Blake Bortles can really benefit from Trestman's tutelage.

During the middle of the season Bortles seemed overwhelmed and former Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch was criticized for his handling of the rookie signal caller.

"There is a lot of truth now to philosophical differences as far as we want to put on Blake's plate to do a lot," Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said. "Let's throw a lot at him and then let's see how much he'll be able to carry that over to next year. Or, no, let's not put a lot on his plate and let him grow through this. Which way is best? I don't know. I know the way we kind of want to do it.

"I just think we want to help him get better every day and not overwhelmed. I think you know my philosophy enough of be careful of how much you put on a guy to create a lot of anxiety that might keep him from being his best."

Forget about the struggles with Jay Cutler, Marc Trestman is still a great football coach and his reputation as a quarterback guru shouldn't be minimized by a talented, yet troubled quarterback who hasn't improved throughout his entire career.

Trestman would be a great fit in Jacksonville and now that Tampa is out of the way he's cleared to land in the River City.

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