The Chicago Bears came into the season with high hopes. After being embarrassed in week 1 by their rivals the Green Bay Packers, the team is looking to rebound in week 2. They will have to do it without starting cornerback Kyler Gordon. The team placed Gordon on the IR after a hand injury on Sunday.
Chicago Bears Place Kyler Gordon On IR
Gordon was a second round pick last season and played very well for a rookie. He started 14 games as a rookie, recording 3 interceptions with 71 tackles. The team was hoping that he would be able to make a year-two leap. Now, he will be out for at least the next four games but indications are that he will most likely be out for longer. It is a huge blow to a secondary that was the strength of the Bears’ defense. With the pass rush struggling, the hope was for Gordon and the others in the secondary to be able to carry the defense.
Putting Week 1 Behind Them
Week 1 was bad. Losing to your rivals when they got rid of their future Hall of Fame quarterback is not a great look. This week, they get the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who surprised many with their victory over Minnesota in week 1. It wasn’t pretty but they got the job done. It is another challenge for the Bears. One of the strengths of Tampa Bay is their defense. The front seven is licking their chops after watching Justin Fields run around last Sunday. On offense, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin may have an easier time getting open with Gordon out.
With Kyler Gordon out, the Chicago Bears need to figure out how to cover receivers and fast. If 2023 is similar to 2022, there are going to be a lot of questions being asked about this team.