Spirits were high during Cutler's weekly appearance on WMVP AM 1000 following the Bears 41-3 Week 5 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. When asked if Hester deserved a place in the Hall of Fame, Cutler quickly voiced his support for his teammate, citing his playmaking ability.
Hester has never been a dominant force on offense, catching 57 balls in his most productive season in 2009, but does have all-time great numbers as a returner. He is a three-time Pro Bowler and has several records for kick returns. His 18 combined special teams returns (12 punts, 5 kickoffs, 1 missed FG) for a TD is a record, as are his combined kick returns for TDs and punt returns for TDs. He trails Deion Sanders by one for the most non-offensive touchdowns in NFL history.