Jay Cutler is finally getting some appreciation for his work with the Chicago Bears – to some degree.

While the former quarterback has exchanged his helmet for a headset, one of his former team’s all-time greats shed some respect on the pass-thrower’s abilities.

Dan Hampton – a member of the Bears’ 1985 Super Bowl team and a Hall of Fame defensive tackle – said his great team would have been even greater if Cutler was on the roster.

“If my team had Jay Cutler at quarterback we would have won four Super Bowls,” Hampton told a crowd at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Hampton’s ’85 Bears have been heralded as owning the best defense ever as well as arguably the greatest running back ever, Walter Payton.

While Jim McMahon was the Bears’ quarterback at the time and the last one to make a Pro Bowl in a Chicago uniform, Cutler is the franchise’s all-time leader in passing yards, completions, and touchdowns.

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