Picture caption: Cole Kmet (credit score: Chicago Bears)
In current information, the Chicago Bears signed tight finish Cole Kmet to a four-year contract extension by way of 2027.
In accordance with the Chicago Bears, the 6-foot-6 tight finish was drafted within the second spherical (forty third total) of the 2020 NFL draft out of the College of Notre Dame. Throughout his first three seasons in Chicago, Kmet has appeared in 50 profession video games with 43 begins, hauling in 138 receptions for 1,399 yards (10.1 avg) and 9 touchdowns.
“We’re extraordinarily excited to have the ability to preserve Cole in Chicago,” stated Normal Supervisor Ryan Poles. “We take into account him a core a part of our group we need to transfer ahead with, and he reveals every thing we predict a Chicago Bear must be, on and off the sphere. We expect his greatest soccer is forward of him and may’t wait to see how he helps our offense this season and the seasons to come back.”
In 2022 Kmet began in 17 video games and led all Bears pass-catchers with 50 receptions for 544 yards (10.9 avg) and a career-high seven touchdowns, in keeping with the group.
The group stated the 2022 season was Kmet’s second consecutive yr with 500 plus receiving yards. In weeks 9-10 in opposition to the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions, Kmet recorded back-to-back, multi-touchdown performances, totaling 115 receiving yards on 9 receptions with 4 touchdowns throughout the two-game stretch.
Kmet once more began in all 17 video games of the 2021 season, logging profession highs in each receptions (60) and receiving yards (612). His receiving yards totals on the season have been the second highest on the workforce. Kmet’s 2021 season was highlighted by a Week 9 efficiency in opposition to the Pittsburgh Steelers, when he totaled six receptions for 87 yards (14.5 avg).
Throughout Kmet’s rookie season in 2020, he appeared in all 16 video games (9 begins) ending the season with 28 receptions for 243 yards and two touchdowns.
Kmet is a Lake Barrington, Illinois, native and performed domestically at Saint Viator Excessive College for coach David Archibald.
Joseph Phillips is the Sports activities Editor for the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He’s a Chicago native, who has been a sports activities author for over 17 years. He additionally hosts the SC Media Information and Sports activities Community Q&A radio present on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago.