The Chicago Bears’ receivers room was looking a bit crowded entering the start of training camp next week, but I figured things would work themselves out after practices.
Instead, some clarity comes by way of a trade:
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 25, 2021
NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo tweets the Bears are trading Anthony Miller to the Houston Texans. What Chicago gets in return isn’t known just yet, although Ian Rapoport hints a late-round pick swap could be coming to complete the deal. In any case, the peg here is that Miller is moving on after an offseason of rumors hinting he was on the block.
Miller, a second-round pick in 2018, hasn’t lived up to his draft billing. The Bears moved back into the second round to take the Memphis product who was coming off an All-American season. And while Miller flashed as a rookie – and other points throughout the last three years – a lack of consistency kept him from reaching his potential. Plus, I can’t imagine the quarterback struggles helped matters.
We’ll have more on the trade later. As for now, it’s a clean start for Miller and clarity for a crowded receivers room in Chicago. Hopefully, it’s one of those “all is well that ends well” scenarios.