LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has made a habit of inviting his former quarterbacks to watch practice at Halas Hall.
The latest ex-NFL quarterback with connections to Trestman to spend a day in Lake Forest is 12-year veteran Bernie Kosar, who played under Trestman in college at Miami and professionally with the Cleveland Browns where the 1987 Pro Bowl selection experienced his greatest success in the league.
Kosar observed Wednesday's organized team activity from the field and offered pointers throughout the workout to starter Jay Cutler and the four other reserve quarterbacks currently on the offseason roster.
"To see [Trestman] here and how comfortable he is and the level of respect he commands in two years [is impressive]," Kosar said. "You can see the camaraderie and the family-type atmosphere they have here within the building and within the team. It’s really impressive to watch."
And what did Kosar think of Cutler?
"Look at his command of the huddle and how he changed plays out there today," Kosar said. "I used to joke with Dan Marino about how Dan had an amazing presence within the pocket. Being able to move [short distances in the pocket] and being able to find that weak spot and find the opportunity. [Cutler] can also feel the pressure and just that subtle little step he takes to get away is really impressive."