The Chicago Bears 2023 offseason is one where the team can properly start their rebuild.
With the team having nearly $100 million in cap space, they can make deals to help improve their roster.
However, they also have some decisions to make on their current slate of players.
With some players hitting the fourth year of their rookie contract, the Bears must decide if they are extending those players.
One key player on offense who the Bears need to extend is Cole Kmet.
The starting tight-end had an amazing season in 2022, and can repeat his performance in 2023.
While he doesn’t have a deal yet, Kmet revealed how he and the Bears are in extension talks.
Cole Kmet said on @foxkickoff that his agent has had some extension talks with the Chicago Bears and expects those talks to pick up in the summer.
Kmet: "This is my hometown team. I love it here."
— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) February 13, 2023
The news from him is great, as he was a favorite target for quarterback Justin Fields.
After losing Darnell Mooney, Kmet stepped up for his team in a big way.
By the time the season was over, the young tight-end led the Bears in receptions (50), targets (69), receiving yards (544), and touchdowns (7).
While some of his numbers aren’t amazing, his touchdown numbers were impressive.
Those seven touchdowns rank him third among NFL tight-ends, which is an amazing stat line for him.
While he wasn’t getting the receptions like elite tight-end Travis Kelce, his scoring ability wasn’t far behind him.
These numbers show how the Bears need him, as he can keep pace with elite tight-ends in the league.
If the team extends him and gets Fields some additional weapons, Kmet can continue to be a threat in the Bears’ passing game.NEXT: Justin Fields Names 1 Player He Would Love To Have Join Him