Five years in the Canadian Football League, where the tight end is virtually nonexistent, doesn’t mean Bears coach Marc Trestman is unfamiliar with the ascendance of the position in the NFL.

“Teams are just trying to maximize the tight end in different ways,” Trestman said during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. “And [the position] certainly has a place in football.”

But Trestman won’t call adding a big, athletic tight end who’s more of receiver than a blocker a cure-all for the Bears’ offense. In the offense he’s devising, Trestman said a tight end isn’t “an entire need.”

“The offense is set up to where we can put people in different places, and they can take on that role,” Trestman said. “It wouldn’t matter whether we had three tight ends, four tight ends, four wide [with] one tight end. We feel like we want to get the best players on the field to maximize what we can do athletically, but also put players in positions where we can create matchups and opportunities.

“We can do that with a number of different personnel groupings. The tight-end groupings are certainly one of them, but they’re not a panacea for the offense. They don’t have to be an entire need. But to have different body types certainly helps offenses.”

Still, that won’t prevent the Bears from looking at tight ends Zach Ertz (Stanford) and Tyler ­Eifert (Notre Dame) at the combine.