Chicago Bears Depth Chart: Way too early prediction of who makes an impact on offense

Chicago Bears, Cole Kmet
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Chicago Bears, Cole Kmet
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The Chicago Bears tight end group will be productive again in 2023

Cole Kmet is coming off his best year and I fully expect him to be re-signed before hitting free agency in 2024. Kmet caught 72.5% of his targets last year for 544 yards and seven touchdowns. The addition of Chase Claypool helped open things up for Kmet in 2022. Now that D.J. Moore is here too, I fully expect the offense to flow smoothly.

TE Depth Chart

  • Cole Kmet
  • Robert Tonyan
  • Jake Tonges

Cole Kmet and Robert Tonyan are easily the TE1 and TE2 on this roster. I have Jake Tonges as the TE3, but I could easily see Chase Allen or even a free agent tight end take that third tight end spot. To be honest, it won't matter much as long as Kmet and Tonyan remain healthy. Kmet is the well-balanced, receiving threat. Tonyan is mostly a red zone threat. These two will see plenty of playing time, but I am expecting Kmet to finish as a top-10 tight end once again.

Projecting a Cole Kmet extension. dark. Next

This is going to be a telling season. We should know if Justin Fields is the real deal by the end of the year. Some of us, myself included, have enough faith in him already. However, there are plenty of naysayers who need to see the flashy passing stats to be sure. The offense should look even better this year, while the defense must take a step forward. Combined, the team could even push for a surprise playoff spot this season.