On this week's edition of NFL GameDay Morning, Rapoport dove into the fallout.
"I am told all options were on the table as far as Aaron Kromer's job status," Rapoport said. "Marc Trestman, the head coach, considered everything including firing him. In the end, he decided Aaron Kromer should stay employed by the Chicago Bears. One reason which is Kromer is a very valued assistant on that staff. In fact, I'm told by another Bears source, a different Bears source, that when they hired Trestman, hiring Kromer as offensive coordinator was considered as important as everything."
Rapoport added that Cutler was stung by Kromer's criticism, but -- as the quarterback said Friday -- knows he needs to play better or he could be shipped out of town.
"But listen to Jay Cutler's press conference. He seemed extremely professional, much more professional than we've seen him in the public light in some years, mainly because he knows, thanks in part to this report, and because of the way he played, the spotlight is on him like it has never been before, and he knows of all things, he needs to play better. The thing that could come out of this for Jay Cutler is he knows he might be done with the Bears this year. He knows so much rides in him. He is in control of his own destiny."