After it was all said and done, Jimmy Johnson called this almost a week ago. Perhaps that’s why the Chicago Bears waited until after midnight this morning to confirm their hire of former Raiders offensive coordinator Marc Trestman as the new head coach in the Windy City. Or maybe they’re operating on some crazy Canadian timeline being that Trestman was lifted from the CFL.
Whatever the circumstances the Raiders have one less option to replace Greg Knapp. As usual Trestman’s name surfaced again something that has become a bit of a tradition recently during Oakland’s many coaching searches.
So even if the Raiders are again engaging in a coaching search of some kind next year (odds are pretty strong) Trestman won’t be on that list. At least he won’t unless things go horrible in Chicago and he’s one and done. But something tells me Trestman didn’t grind all these years as an NFL assistant that had to go to Canada to get his first head coaching gig only to give it all away after his first season at the helm of an NFL franchise.