Bernie Kosar impressed with Cutler and Trestman


Former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar was once a pupil of current Bears head coach Marc Trestman. The two spent time together in the 1980s at the University of Miami.

Kosar visited the Bears’ OTAs last week and had nothing but kind words to say about quarterback Jay Cutler.

“He’s definitely a student of the game and he’s probably one of his harshest critics,” Kosar said. “To sit and watch him throw for three days was really an honor. It’s almost artistic to watch him throw the ball because he has such a great sense within the pocket, has such a great feel.”

Kosar couldn’t leave without saying something about the man who helped him go on to have a successful career in the NFL.

“He has a brilliant brain for the game of football,” Kosar said. “One of the first things he taught me back in the early ‘80s was protections and what the defense’s responsibilities are. 

“If you can protect up front and not have to throw sight adjustments or throw ‘hots’ and then understand the vulnerability of a given defense, you’re able to really attack it and have success.”

Kosar won a National Championship as a Freshman in 1983 under the guidance of Trestman. The two later reunited with the Cleveland Browns in 1988.

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