Shanahan: Chicago will be proud of Cutler

Jay Cutler and Mike Shanahan worked well together in Denver. Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan believes Jay Cutler ultimately will make the Chicago Bears proud to have him as their quarterback, even if it means overcoming some hurdles along the way.

"Obviously there's going to be some roadblocks for every quarterback in the league, and obviously he's going through a tough situation right now," Shanahan said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "But my opinion is he'll work through it, and Chicago will be very proud that they have him as their quarterback."

Cutler played under Shanahan with the Denver Broncos from 2006 to 2008 before being traded to the Bears last year. Cutler struggled in Chicago, throwing 26 interceptions to go along with 27 touchdowns as the Bears stumbled to a 7-9 record.

"I don't care what quarterback you have, you have to have a good supporting cast," Shanahan said. "And not only a good supporting cast, you have to have a system that really relates to the players.

"That's what you're working for as a head coach in the National Football League, to put all of that together."

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