Bears beat reporter Courtney Cronin gave a detailed look at the new Bears offense being installed, and a lot of it revolves around QB Justin Fields and moving. “I don't want to get too much in detail with it, but Justin’s on the move a lot, and I think he does well with that,” tight end Cole 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.”
Cronin also touched on Fields and Eberflus' relationship getting stronger and his ability to pick up the offense. “We have to be on the same page, always,” Getsy said. “That’s where I feel like he’s grown, is communicating with me so well now, things that he’s feelings, things that he sees and so that part of it has just been tremendous for a young guy to be able to do that.”
Second-year tackle Teven Jenkins also commented on how the offense looks from his point of view. “It is a big difference,” Jenkins said of the scheme. “It’s a lot faster pace, a lot more up-tempo, getting around, setting edges, all that stuff. How that affects you is you got to slim down a little bit more, get faster, speeding up in certain areas.”
The article also focuses on RB David Montgomery and his role in the new offense.
The Bears offense is one of the biggest question marks for fantasy players ahead of 2022 drafts. Even if the coaching staff is just blowing smoke towards reporters, what the offense is doing in OTAs is at least foundational for expectations this season.
CHI TE Cole Kmet - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. New York Giants
Cole Kmet is still without a touchdown this year as Jimmy Graham was the latest Bears tight end to vulture him. Kmet has 0 touchdowns while other Bears' tight ends have combined for six touchdowns. Kmet was somewhat productive outside of his lack of scoring, finishing 4-49 on five targets. It was a pretty standard game for him as he's averaging 3.5 receptions for 35.9 yards this season. He gets an OK matchup vs. the Giants this week, but we'd expect more of the same from Kmet in Week 17. He's outside of the top 10 tight ends for Week 17, ranking closer to around TE15.