Chicago Bears Roster: Tight end talk
You are mistaken if you feel the Chicago Bears want to throw the ball over 450 times a season with this offense. I should be careful with what I say because a screen pass is technically a pass. The Matt Eberflus Bears differ greatly from the Matt Nagy Bears regarding many things. One thing to note is instead of having a million tight ends, the Bears now have three: One passing specialist, one blocking, and one combo.
You remember the Nagy offense and all those tight ends. We thought we would see a lot of two-tight-end sets and a ground-and-pound offense. The famous quote, "I didn't come here to run the I-formation." Sigh, raise your hand if you are tired of losing. I fully expect all three tight ends to be active on game day. There will be times when we see Kmet and Lewis on the field simultaneously and Kmet and Tonyan.
The days of specializing in the "U" tight end are dead and gone. I will say this again: the 2023 Chicago Bears will be running the ball. It wouldn't shock me if fantasy football owners got a taste of what it's like if Bill Belichick was running that running back room. Herbert could torch a team one week only to see Johnson or Forman get the bulk of the touches the next week. I would avoid the Bears running back room if I were a fantasy owner.