Cole Kmet optimistic about potential of Bears’ offense

The Bears are still in the early stages of installing Luke Getsy’s offense. But already, tight end Cole Kmet can see how it could benefit him.

“You see how the tight ends involve in the run scheme, and off of that, the play-action movements and those types of things can be really advantageous for tight ends,” Kmet said. “You see guys around the league in similar offenses, whether it was [Robert] Tonyan a couple of years back with Green Bay. Or you look at what George [Kittle] has done in San Francisco.

“You even look at some things with Minnesota and how they’ve used tight ends the past five years. You see these things and you can see how tight ends can really get involved in this offense. I’m totally bought in to what’s going on here and I’m excited for it.”

There’s still a long way to go and a lot for Getsy to prove. But if his offense becomes everything that Matt Nagy’s did not, the 23-year-old Kmet should be in a prime spot to produce.

Of all the offensive receiving weapons on the roster, including wide receivers, tight ends and running backs, he’s the highest-drafted player — taken 43rd overall in the second round of the 2020 draft. Rookie Velus Jones is the highest-drafted wide receiver (71st overall in the third round this year). David Montgomery is the highest-drafted running back (73rd overall in the third round…

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