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Bears trade receiver, former second-round pick Anthony Miller to the Texans, per report

Miller joins a veteran receiving corps in Houston

By Bryan DeArdo

6 hrs ago 1 min read

After considerable speculation, the Bears have indeed traded receiver Anthony Miller. Miller has been traded to the Texans, via NFL Network's Mike Garofolo and Ian Rapoport. Both teams reportedly swapped late-round picks as part of the deal. 

A 2018 second-round pick, Miller never fully met expectations in Chicago. In three seasons with the Bears, Miller made 17 starts in 47 regular-season games. In those games, the former Memphis standout caught 134 of 215 targets for 1,564 yards and 11 touchdowns while averaging 11.7 yards per catch. In 16 games (and six starts) in 2020, Miller caught 49 of 76 targets for 485 yards and two touchdowns while helping the Bears capture a wild-card playoff berth. In 2019, he set career highs with 52 receptions for 656 yards. During his rookie season, seven of his 33 receptions went for touchdowns. His play that season helped the Bears capture an NFC North division crown during Matt Nagy's first season in Chicago. 

Anthony Miller, CHI • WR • 17, TAR76, REC49, REC YDs485, REC TD2, FL1

Miller's lowlights in Chicago included two in-game ejections for fighting. The second ejection took place in Chicago's 21-9 wild-card loss to the Saints in the 2020 playoffs. With the Bears trailing 7-3 less than four minutes into the second half, Miller was ejected after hitting Saints defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson in the facemask. 

The Bears had been trying all offseason to trade Miller but had been unable to find a taker until Saturday. Chicago reportedly had been in communication with several teams during the spring with regard to trading Miller, according to Rapoport.  

The 26-year-old receiver will get a fresh start in Houston, where he will be part of a receiving corps that includes fellow veterans Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb, Andre Roberts and Keke Coutee. The unit also includes 2020 fifth-round pick Isaiah Coutler and rookie Nico Collins, who caught 75 passes for 1,361 yards and 13 touchdowns during his final two seasons at Michigan. 

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Well, Ryan Pace has botched another one, imo. He basically got a half eaten sandwich for Anthony. With Watson most likely never playing another down in Houston, the Bears got a late round move up the draft order for Miller. Houston should have a better draft pick than the Bears, but lets not count that chicken just yet.

Miller's time in Chicago was marked with a lot of hope and hype by fans and media that he was a steal in his draft. Another draft day move up by the all knowing Pace. He turned into a 2d round disappointment. Dare I now say Bust? He had athleticism, but lacked football knowledge. He ran incorrect routes or completely blew his assignments. What he he did do well was improvise, which is kind of a skill. His mental errors and childish play more than made up for any good plays he made. Lets look at those stats again, because with all his hype, you would have thought they were much, much better. So all in all, Just one more high round pick miss by Ryan Pace. Ryan is quickly heading to surpass Jerry Angelo as a flop in the early rounds, but finds some winners in the late rounds. His bad gambles have hurt this team as much as Miller's shenanigans did.

Has played in 47 regular season games with 17 starts, catching 134 passes for 1,564 yards (11.7 avg) and 11 touchdowns; also has played in two postseason contests, catching five passes for 56 yards

Caught seven touchdowns in 2018, the second most among rookie wide receivers that season

Miller could have had a nice career in Chicago, but he never grew up and matured in to a professional football player. I remember all the hype from his position coach last Training Camp. About how much he had matured over the summer.

I will miss what he could bring at times on the field. What I will not miss is all the unsportsmanlike penalties, taunting and fights. His ejection in the play offs last year with the Bears trailing only 7-3 to start the second half left the Bears with one less option. For me, that will always be his legacy in Chicago. Compounded by the fact we know he was personally warmed, along with Wims, to ignore that punk on the Saints.

So long Anthony, watch your backside down there in Houston. Try not to get into any more stupid situations and hopefully grow up a whole lot.

2021  Draft will save or sink Pace and Nagy

Go Bears!

 

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Time for Wims and Ridley to step up......otherwise they're next to go!

Matt Nagy: "I know we need to run the ball more. I'm not an idiot."

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Corn Cob wrote:

Time for Wims and Ridley to step up......otherwise they're next to go!

Ridley will be lucky to make the final roster. Dude lived off his brothers reputation. He has been a huge disappointment. He has not made any impact at all and can't even break the game day roster.

2021  Draft will save or sink Pace and Nagy

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