The Bears Are Getting a 2022 Fifth-Round Pick Back in the Anthony Miller Trade

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The Bears Are Getting a 2022 Fifth-Round Pick Back in the Anthony Miller Trade

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While still not officially official, details are surfacing regarding the Bears’ trade of Anthony Miller to the Texans.

UPDATE – It’s officially official:

And even though the return isn’t what we were once dreaming of, it’s surprisingly good from the Bears’ point of view.

ESPN’s Field Yates tweets a 2022 fifth-round pick is coming to Chicago. And on the other end of things, Houston is receiving Miller and a 2022 seventh-round selection.

All things considered, I love this deal for the Bears. Especially if the Texans stink again. Early projections have the Texans picking first overall in 2022. Meaning that the Chicago-bound fifth-round pick could essentially be seen as a late fourth-round choice. Knowing what GM Ryan Pace has done with Day 3 picks in the past, this is a solid outcome. Recent Day 3 value picks include RB Jordan Howard (2016), S Eddie Jackson and RB Tarik Cohen (2017), DL Bilal Nichols (2018), CB Duke Shelley (2019), and WR Darnell Mooney (2020). Again, that’s not a bad haul when you think about Day 3 picks as throws at a dart board.

Then again, it stinks that the Bears have to trade a seventh-round pick to get something of value in a deal where they are packaging a 2018 second-round pick. But that’s the cost of doing business. This change of scenery deal looks like something that could benefit Chicago, Houston, and Miller. What’s not to like?

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.