Marc Trestman plans to utilize read-option

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

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Marc Trestman may ask Jay Cutler to run in 2013. (USATSI)

Chicago Bears new head coach Marc Trestman told reporters Wednesday that he plans to use the read-option in his offense.

"Every team is looking at it right now," Trestman said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The read-option is certainly becoming more popular, thanks to the success of shifty quarterbacks like Robert Griffin and Colin Kaepernick. Jay Cutler doesn't necessarily fit that mold, though he is athletic enough to keep defenses honest, if he chooses to run.

At the very least, it's one more thing for opposing coaches to worry about when facing the Bears.

As NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal points out, there is one team not particularly adept at defending read-option plays: the Green Bay Packers.

"I know we're going to see it early and often," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday, according to ESPNMilwaukee.com. "If I was playing against us, I would test the Green Bay Packers."

Cutler was an able rusher as a college quarterback at Vanderbilt, with a career long 55-yard touchdown run in 2004.

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