Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler isn't opposed to the organization designating him as its franchise player if the sides, at the end of the season, can't come to agreement on a long-term deal.

Cutler made that clear Monday during the “Jay Cutler Show” on ESPN 1000.

“I'm not gonna take anything personally,” Cutler said. “If they want to franchise me, I'm gonna feel good about the situation we're in. We're gonna be in our second year of the offense with these guys. We're gonna be better. I'm gonna be better. So it's not personal. It's business.”

Potentially big business; especially when taking into account the franchise tag for quarterbacks in 2014 is projected to be in the neighborhood of $16.2 million, and Cutler is currently receiving $8.47 million in base salary for this season. It's important to note, however, the implications a $16.2 million cap hit in 2014 can have on the team's efforts towards building a competitive 53-man roster.

The money allocated toward defensive tackle Henry Melton's $8.45 million franchise tag in 2013 limited what the Bears could do in free agency this past offseason. It's also worth mentioning the team could still be looking to bring back Melton for the 2014.

Asked about rebelling against the tag, Cutler said, “You can't rebel against it.”

But he's also aware that players unhappy about receiving the franchise tag sometimes hold out.

“Well, you just don't show up for a little while,” Cutler said. “But everyone at some point comes back to work, right? I'm not just gonna not show up. I might be like, ‘I'm gonna miss a few OTAs and go on an extra vacation.' But at some point, I'm gonna be back there.”