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Jay Cutler aware return to Chicago Bears still uncertain

With Sunday's 33-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers ending the Bears' season, all eyes in the Windy City now shift to Jay Cutler and his future in Chicago.

The starting quarterback stands firm on his desire to remain with the team, but Cutler said Monday he knows desires don't always come to fruition.

"We'll find equal ground. We'll get it worked out," he said on "The Jay Cutler Show" on WMVP-AM, per the Chicago Tribune. "I don't know when it's going to happen. And eventually it might not happen. But we're going to take a crack at it, I'm sure."

Cutler said talks haven't begun between his agent and the Bears' brass. It could be a long, drawn-out process given the team's leverage with how well Josh McCown played while Cutler was hurt. Everything from the franchise tag to walking away is on the table for the Bears, though general manager Phil Emery has said he'd like to come to a long-term agreement with Cutler.

The question remains dollars. Cutler, however, knows the best place for him to succeed is in coach Marc Trestman's offense with wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

"I think if you polled quarterbacks around the league, everyone's going to want to come here," Cutler said. "Why wouldn't you want to play here? We've got a lot of guys who can make some plays. It would be fun to stay here. Obviously I want to stay here."

The latest "Around The League Podcast" recapped all of Week 17's wild action.

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