Chicago Bears: Realistic approach to building a better offense
By Joseph Herff
Cole Kmet will lead the Chicago Bears Tight End group
- Cole Kmet
- Jacob Hollister (FA)
- Demetrius Harris
- Quintin Morris (R)
Jimmy Graham unfortunately is a cap casualty in this scenario. Graham being released would save the Bears quite a bit of cap space and with Cole Kmet coming onto the scene, they can afford to lose him. Kmet showed last year that he is ferocious with the ball in his hands. He refuses to go down and will always fight for extra yards. He additionally showed great ability to block. Kmet looked the part of their tight end of the future.
Jacob Hollister would be the cheap free agent signing to replace Graham. I wrote about Hollister just yesterday so read here for the full report, but basically, Hollister is a versatile tight end that can line up in the slot, split out, inline, or even at fullback. He would additionally be an upgrade to J.P. Holtz as well as the new ‘U’ tight end for the Bears.
Demetrius Harris should come back. Although he struggled, he is an athletic freak who is a great blocker and great depth for the Bears’ offense. He knows the offense and proves to be a high-end backup for a potentially shaky tight end room.
The Bears would then select Quintin Morris in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. Morris would be the eventual ‘U’ tight end and he would be the project for that position. Morris showed he was a complete mismatch in the MAC while at Bowling Green and his athletic ability would translate well to the NFL.