Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet is entering his third season in the NFL after being selected in the second round of the 2020 draft. He had an encouraging year in 2021, finishing with 60 catches for 612 yards. His receptions and yardage totals were each good for second on the team, trailing only wide receiver Darnell Mooney.
Still, it felt like more was possible from Kmet. He didn’t score a touchdown in 2021 and has just two in his career. For a player lauded as a Rob Gronkowski-type talent, his production as a receiver has fallen short of expectations.
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how talented a player is, though. Few pass-catchers could find success in an offense led by former coach Matt Nagy, whose play-calling was worse than a kid in elementary school smashing buttons on Madden.