Bears trade Anthony Miller to Texans

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The Bears have been trying to trade wide receiver Anthony Miller for months. They’ve finally found a taker.

Miller has been traded to Houston, according to Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

A former second-round draft pick, Miller has only a $1.7 million cap hit for the 2021 season, which is the last year on his rookie contract. So the salary cap isn’t a significant issue in the Bears’ decision to move on from him, but the Bears had clearly decided it was time to send him packing.

Last year Miller played in all 16 games, with six starts, and was fifth on the team with 49 catches.

29 responses to “Bears trade Anthony Miller to Texans

  1. This guy should not have had a make-it grade coming out of college, and he went in the second round. I really don’t think teams watch tape anymore. They must just look at highlight tapes and workouts. This guy had a ton of ability. Tons of talent. But you have to have a certain amount of toughness, and willing to make the tough catch. This guy came up zero. Only made the easy plays. There aren’t a whole lot of easy plays in the NFL. He was afraid of contact in college. What in the heck did they think he was going to do up there with the big boys? Ridiculous.

  2. Showed a lot of ability but turned out to be the definition of underperforming. To many lapses in judgment………..hopefully he turns it around….not sure if he will have a quarterback in Houston though

  3. Is it true it’s for Watson and one of Brian Cushing’s personalities?

  4. Why oh why is Quinn still on this team…he was terrible and invisible most of the year !!!

  5. Somewhere CJ Gardner-Johnson is laughing his butt off. Got ejected from the game and from the team. Wims will soon follow.

  6. The Bears will never have a good offense. I dont know why, it’s just how it is.

  7. The guy could never seem to put it all together. He would make a great catch followed by an absolutely boneheaded error, game after game. He has issues with concentration, focus, and is a hot head. I am glad the Bears are rid of him..

  8. I wish him well with the Texans. He has the talent that is obvious to see, but absolutely no consistency on the field. I’m glad the Bears got something. I’m not sure he would have made the team this year. Not sure why the Texans are making the move, though. He would have made more sense as a 4th or 5th option on a team with good culture and with WR injuries or depth chart problems there.

  9. wyboemail says:
    July 24, 2021 at 9:34 pm
    Now trade Foles for a Napolion Dynamite VHS tape.


    Terrible trade. Napoleon Dynamite is a classic!

  10. lionsnati0n says:
    July 24, 2021 at 10:07 pm
    The Bears will never have a good offense. I dont know why, it’s just how it is.

    because they’re cursed at the QB position.

  11. Surprised no mention of Miller sucker punching a player. Honestly, the Bears should have just cut him after that. You can’t have that. But maybe a new locker room and team will help.

  12. Miller could have been a dominant receiver if he wasn’t so whimsy about contact. He has great hands and is a good route runner, but he refuses to do the dirty work when pressed.

  13. The Bears can rearrange the furniture all they want but until they clean house and get rid of the guys responsible for the mess in Pace and Nagy it won’t make a difference .

  14. Not sure what scouts look at when they draft stiffs like this guy

  15. I agree with the previous comments and with trading him, but the guy did catch an average of 50 balls the last two years. I hope the implication here is that the new additions to the WR room this year–Byrd, Goodwin, Newsome–can exceed that.

  16. wyboemail says:
    July 24, 2021 at 9:34 pm
    Now trade Foles for a Napolion Dynamite VHS tape.

    Napoleon Dynamite came out during the DVD era.

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