Chicago Bears Week 4 Stud No. 2: Cole Kmet
Over the stretch of a few games last season, Cole Kmet looked like one of the major pieces of the Bears offense and showed to have built a nice chemistry with Justin Fields. That has not been the case this season so far as he has been quiet for the most part. With Chase Claypool as a healthy scratch today there were some extra targets to be handed out, and Kmet took full advantage. He had seven catches on nine targets with 85 yards and two touchdowns. What a game for the newly extended tight end.
This is the type of performance that Bears fans want to see out of him because he is a really good player. He does not always get utilized because when the Bears run plays out of the pocket, they usually need him as an extra blocker so Fields can stay upright in the pocket. With more designed rollouts and play-action boots today, Kmet was getting wide open, especially on crossers. That also opened him up for some seam routes, including one that led to a huge touchdown in the first half.
Getsy still refuses to use players how they are meant to be used for the most part. If Kmet was utilized in the endzone the way we saw Jimmy Graham used when he was on this team, Kmet could have more consistent production. Having his size and catching ability in the red zone is a huge asset, so hopefully a game like this reminds the staff how he needs to be one of the main targets in the passing game. He complimented the receivers well today and showed off how a more mobile offense can play to his and the Bears' advantage.