Chicago Bears tight end depth chart after the 2024 NFL Draft

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The Chicago Bears have completed the majority of their roster building for the offseason. We have seen Ryan Poles make a few moves once training camp starts, but until then, the team is typically quiet through the summer months. 

So, with that in mind, it is a good time to go through where the roster stands. What does the tight-end depth chart currently look like?

What does the Chicago Bears tight end depth chart look like?

1. Cole Kmet 

Cole Kmet remains the tight end one this year. He is coming off of a career year in both catches and yards. Kmet also has 13 touchdowns over the last two seasons. The added depth will hurt his overall target share, but he has consistently progressed and will see a lot less bracketed attention. His per-catch metrics may be increasing this year. 

2. Gerald Everett

Beyond the Bears having arguably the best wide receiver corps in franchise history, it is hard to find better one-two combinations at tight end than this duo as well. Everett has posted 400 yards in a season every year since 2019. He would be viewed as a low-end starter on many teams, so having him as a quality number two is a huge advantage. 

3. Stephen Carlson

The Bears may want to do something about their third tight end this summer. Carlson is a journeyman who spent last year on the practice squad. Maybe his making the team this year is an indication of how little the third tight end will play. 

4. Brenden Bates

Bates has a real chance to unseat Carlson and make the roster. The rookie UDFA has youth and a better contract on his side. He also is a quality blocker. He has limited receiving production, which is why he fell in the draft, but the team does not need that in a third tight end.