The nickname “Tight End U” for the University of Notre Dame is not without reason. After hearing their names called in the NFL draft, several Irish tight ends have gone on to enjoy fruitful careers at higher levels of competition for many years.
One of these gamers at that level recently found generational wealth.
This week saw the signing of a new four-year deal between the Chicago Bears and recent Notre Dame graduate Cole Kmet, a member of the Irish football team as recently as 2019.
The value of the $50 million contract is guaranteed to be no less than $32 million.
In his three years with the Bears, Kmet has compiled 138 receptions, 1,399 receiving yards, and nine touchdowns.
The Bears’ offense is looking to make a significant leap this fall, and seven touchdowns were scored in the previous season.