One of those players who grew close with Cutler was offensive lineman Kyle Long, who joined the Bears as a rookie in 2013. From there, he and Cutler developed a close relationship, one in which Long was constantly being pushed by Cutler.
Long looks back on his time with Cutler fondly, as he explained on the McNeil & Parkins Show latest segment of #ScoreStories on Friday afternoon.
The 31-year-old Long announced his retirement from football in January, ending a seven-year career that was spent entirely with the Bears.
"Chicago's home," Long said. "It's been amazing to me and my family. I'm very lucky to have been drafted here."