The NFL’s time-out is officially over and things are heating up as training camps open. The Bears have agreed to swap the receiver Anthony miller Texans, sources told NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo (Twitter connect).
A divorce between Miller and Chicago has seemed likely for most of this year, and now it’s official. In March, we heard that the team were buying it and about a month later it was reported that the Bears had had trade talks with a number of teams. 51st overall pick in the 2018 Draft, Miller has shown a lot of potential at times, but was a big disappointment in 2020.
The emergence of the recruit Darnell mooney last year Miller was consumable in Chicago. It never really kept him off the field, but Miller faced significant shoulder issues in 2018 and 2019. His rookie season, he caught seven touchdowns and he totaled 656 yards in the second. year. But he took a step back last season, finishing with 49 catches for 485 yards despite playing all 16 games.
From a Texan perspective, this makes a lot of sense. They are almost certainly entering a year of rebuilding in 2021, so it can’t hurt to take a look at a young player entering the final season of his rookie deal. Miller has shown some promise in the past, and Houston has a pretty uninspiring reception group outside of Brandin cooks after leaving Will fuller walk in free agency.
It’ll be interesting to see what the Texans have given up on, although it’s likely nothing more than an end-of-round pick.
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