Kyler Gordon, the first pick of the Ryan Poles era, is officially in the fold.
Photographic proof from the Bears:
The Bears announced Gordon’s signing on Saturday morning, making him the 11th pick from the team’s 2022 NFL Draft haul to ink their rookie deals.
Gordon has the profile of the kind of cornerback this defense was lacking last year. And he obviously fits what Head Coach Matt Eberflus and his staff were looking for as an anchor for their defense moving forward. Gordon was a first-team All-Pac 12 cornerback in his final year at Washington, a school with a knack for developing solid pro defensive backs. And entering this draft class, The Athletic’s consensus ranking had him as CB6 and the 36th overall prospect. Some draft boards had Gordon with a first-round projection, making his slide into where the Bears were picking a pleasant surprise.
Only safety Jaquan Brisker, Chicago’s other second-round pick, remains unsigned by the Bears. But it is only a matter of time before Brisker’s signing rounds out the class.