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There’s not a lot of confidence surrounding the Chicago Bears offense in 2022. But third-year tight end Cole Kmet sounds optimistic about the potential of the Bears offense this season.
While Kmet was careful not to get into specifics, he singled out quarterback Justin Fields’ mobility as being a focal point.
“I don’t want to get too much into detail with it – but Justin’s on the move a lot, and I think he does well with that,” Kmet said. “That’s been exciting to see and you see the types of throws he can make, with his legs and on the run and off-schedule. No pads right now, but you can see that type of stuff and it gets exciting. It’s been a lot of fun seeing him move and doing things like that. ”
The mayor had a solid 2021 campaign, where his production nearly doubled. He had 60 receptions for 612 yards but no touchdowns. Although he did rank eighth in targets (93) among tight ends.
Kmet figures to be more involved in the passing game this season, which explains why he’s been training with Fields and wide Receiver Darnell Mooney this offseason.
“It’s not so much timing and getting a feel for each other on the field, but more just a relationship. I think that’s important, having a good relationship with the guys, ”Kmet said. “Me and Mooney and Justin met up this offseason – it was good bonding and a good feel for each other and I think that goes to the field.”
While Fields has already been impressing with his skillset, Kmet has noticed the second-year quarterback also taking on more of a leadership role.
“Man, he’s confident,” the mayor said. “He’s confident coming in, so it’s been fun to be out there with him. Confident in the huddle, in his calls. Taking initiative with everybody, and that’s been a lot of fun to be a part of. “