Long: No Teammate More Supportive Than Cutler

Kyle Long and Jay Cutler spent four seasons together as Bears teammates.

McNeil & Parkins Show
March 27, 2020 - 5:08 pm
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(670 The Score) While Jay Cutler was often criticized in Chicago during his tenure as Bears quarterback, teammates inside Halas Hall looked to him as a leader.

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.

"We got into it so many times, man," Long said. "We got into it verbally so many times because we were such close teammates. We were like brothers. But nobody was harder on me than Jay, and nobody was as supportive at the other end as Jay. I mean, the guy would show up at my house at 6:30 on a Wednesday (morning) just to make sure I was awake for treatment if I was complaining of my shoulder being sore the day before at lunch. Now that's a good teammate."

Cutler was released by the Bears in March 2017, ending an eight-year run with the team. He played four seasons with Long.

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."