Chicago Bears Offseason Stock Watch: Adam Shaheen

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We all know which way the stock on Chicago Bears tight end Adam Shaheen is trending.

There may be a special occasion or two in the training camp portion of the offseason, and potentially Adam Shaheen will make a play for the Chicago Bears in the preseason. However, the number of posts that this site will be writing about Shaheen is slowing down fast.

Adam Shaheen will enter his fourth NFL season. The Chicago Bears have noted that they plan to let him compete and attempt to earn his spot. However, with no contract in year five, it appears the Bears have seen enough and are ready to move on.

When we looked into some of the most realistic comparisons for Cole Kmet during his rookie season, it came up that Shaheen was statistically the worst tight end to be drafted in the top 50 since 2011. The Bears swung, they and they missed. They likely knew his rookie year would be a transition.

Having a lame-duck head coach, and competition between a rookie quarterback and Mike Glennon did not help things, but his rookie season was worse than any expectation. From there, Matt Nagy was hired. Nagy was supposed to get the most out of him, and poof an injury in the preseason derails his second season.

His third year seemed to be a disaster from the start. Injuries, penalties, drops, and issues on special teams saw Shaheen placed on the IR to end the year. It seemed as though after two years that Nagy saw enough.

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The Bears signed Jimmy Graham to a high salary and drafted Cole Kmet with their first pick in round two. They clearly have no plans for Shaheen, who now is sitting behind names such as Jesper Horsted and J.P. Holtz on the depth chart.