Tim Tebow, one of the most popular yet maligned players in the NFL, has a big fan among the Chicago Bears' brass -- new coach Marc Trestman.
And without a place to play next season, does that mean Tebow could find a home on the Bears roster as a backup?
USA Today columnist Dan Shanoff seems to think it could happen.
Trestman helped successfully tutor Tebow before the 2010 draft, and Shanoff points out that the coach once compared Tebow to his effective Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo, who uses a similar throwing motion to Tebow's.
And while Tebow wouldn't likely find a spot as anything more than a backup and/or special package contributor, Tebow could find a comfort zone with a coach who believes in him, according to the article.
Teams speculated to have interest in Tebow include the Arizona Cardinals and Jacksonville Jaguars.