The Chicago Bears have added another tight end to their arsenal. Ryan Pace spent another second-round pick on a tight end, this time on Cole Kmet. Did he make a better choice with Kmet than he did with Adam Shaheen?
The Chicago Bears and Ryan Pace have been busy correcting past mistakes and attempting to find the right answers at outside linebacker, quarterback and now tight end. The big joke surrounding the Chicago Bears is how many tight ends they have on the roster. After the draft, the team had 10 tight ends on the roster. Yep, 10 tight ends.
Now, having that many tight ends on the roster is ridiculous, but at this point in the year, it means very little. With no offseason programs yet, it also makes it difficult to gauge who should stay and who should be shown the door. That said, we are going to do our best to figure out who we can expect to see in a Chicago Bears uniform on gameday in 2020.
Rostering 10 tight ends right now might not be a big deal, but it also is not ideal. Most teams would not have this many tight ends on their rosters because they find the position to have less value than most other positions. Not to mention, two tight ends are usually the most you see on the field at one time. Could you imagine a four tight end set? This is why analysts and others keep joking about the Bears and the number of tight ends they have — even if unwarranted.
These are just a few of the tweets floating around Twitter on the topic. Again, this is just posturing and gives them something to talk about. Matt Nagy says the tight end position is important to his offense and Ryan Pace must take that seriously. We must take that seriously. Honestly, we here at Bear Goggles On have brought up the number of tight ends too and made light of the situation, but in reality, it means little to nothing. Here is what does mean something.