1. Is Kyler Gordon falling behind Tyrique Stevenson?
Last season Kyler Gordon was playing 100% of the snaps when he was active for the Chicago Bears. He would play outside in two cornerback sets, then slide inside to the nickel when the team got lighter.
This year that does not appear to be the case, and Gordon may not see very much time on the outside. Some of it is due to his struggles last year, but most of it is due to Tyrqiue Stevenson. Stevenson has looked the part early into the offseason.
He is expected to come into training camp and have every chance to be the second outside cornerback when the team is in base. This would mean that Gordon is strictly the slot. Teams play so wide-open now that your nickel cornerback will probably see the field 75% of the time. Still, he went from an every-down player to likely 75%.
Of course, Gordon could show up and prove to be the better cornerback, and Stevenson would take the role that Kindle Vildor had last year. However, the combination of Gordon struggling and Stevenson hitting the ground running has Stevenson favored to get the starting work on the outside by the time the regular season rolls around.