During a teleconference to announce he'd be joining the NBC Sports today, the former Indianapolis Colts coach who led his team to a Super Bowl victory over the Bears in the 2006 season, was asked his thoughts about Chicago's blockbuster offseason trade.
Dungy posited that the Bears made the move largely with beating the Packers in mind.
"I really think Chicago gave up a lot to get a quarterback who they believe is going to be the final piece of the puzzle," said Dungy. "But I'm not sure he's won enough to merit that yet. It may turn out to be a great move, but the jury's out. To me, it was a risky move. But I think one that was done with the idea of beating one team."
Asked whether he thinks Cutler is the best quarterback in the NFC North, Dungy said it's too early to tell.
"We'll see about the maturity level, that's what I would question," said Dungy. "And some of the things that happened leading to him leaving Denver. That would concern me as a coach. That's my question. I think he can make all the throws. But quarterbacking is much more than making throws."
Dungy's first regular season appearance on NBC's "Football Night in America" will be Sept. 13, when the Bears take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.