The Chicago Bears have made significant changes to their offensive this offseason, and rumors suggest that wide receiver Anthony Miller may be next.
Miller, a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, has shown that he’s a dependable weapon out of the slot. In his first two seasons he was average 12.7 yards per catch, and many expected that he would become a breakout player. For a variety of reasons, including poor quarterback play, Miller disappointed in 2020.
After three years of inconsistency, the Bears put the 5-foot-11 receiver on the trading bloc. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network unveiled in April that Chicago discussed trades with multiple teams, but a deal never reached the finish line.
With the training camp around the corner, Miller’s name could soon be circulating again in trade rumors. With that in mind, let’s examine some potential landing spots for Chicago’s slot receivers.
Swap Miller with New England Patriots
Bill Belichick deserves credit for being aggressive this off-season, improving the offensive line and signing two of the NFL’s better tight ends. It’ll make life a lot easier for Cam Newton, and eventually Mac Jones, but it’s not enough. If cost is the reason the Patriots avoided a Julio Jones trade, Miller is a reasonable option.
He’s only got a base salary of $ 1.21 million this season and no guaranteed money. If it doesn’t work out for him, New England could let him run the free agency for the next off-season.
This is a player who has demonstrated the ability to create separations from within the slot. The Patriots’ pass attack is based on quick passes, and Miller fits into that form. If it only costs a day 3 pick, it’s worth it.
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