Kurt Warner appeared on the "Mully and Hanley Show" on WSCR (AM-670) on Monday morning and said when Jay Cutler's mental ability in the new offense equals his physical skills the Bears could have something special.
"Not any guys can throw like he can," Warner said. "If he can mesh those two things together, if he gets confident in what he sees and what he sees the defense doing, where he can let the ball go a little bit quicker, that system and everything comes along, but he just if he just separates himself from the pack if he can do that."
Warner also talked about his brief flirtation with the Bears before signing with the Cardinals after the 2004 season. General manager Jerry Angelo was looking for a backup to Rex Grossman at the time.
"When I came there and they wanted me to come play, they told me that I was going to be the No. 3 quarterback, not that wouldn't be a starter, not that I couldn't move up and beat the other guys out, but that coming in they had a couple guys there in the system. I was going to start as the No. 3 guy. After what I'd been through the last couple of years and what had happened in New York, it was hard to put myself in a situation where it seemed a little more out of my control. So even though I could've competed for it and they told me that, to have to jump a couple guys and make thos strides and earn that position was just a hard call for me to make in my life, so I had to take my skills elsewhere."