Anthony Miller has all the makings of a star NFL wide receiver. With Mitch Trubisky and Matt Nagy at the helm, could he rewrite the sad history of the Chicago Bears at that position?Don’t bother asking new Chicago Bears wide receiver who he thinks is the best receiver in the 2018 NFL Draft class. If you’ve read up on him at all, you already know the answer.
Miller, whom the Bears traded back into the second round to select with the 41st-overall pick, doesn’t lack for confidence or attitude. Good thing, too, because the Bears haven’t expected this much from a rookie wide receiver in a long time.
One almost wonders if the Bears’ release of Cameron Meredith was almost a necessary evil to spur Ryan Pace to acquire Miller, who should undoubtedly be better than the man he let walk to the New Orleans Saints. Then again, maybe not; we all know how Pace goes after prospects he loves.
But back to Miller, because it’s hard to overstate how big a deal this is.
The second-round pick out of Memphis is expected to jump right in as the No. 2 receiver alongside free-agent acquisition Allen Robinson. And one can only hope that he develops the kind of bond with Mitchell Trubisky that the greatest quarterback-receiver combos — Peyton Manning/Marvin Harrison-type stuff — achieve.
And if he plays as big as the chip on his shoulder, he could completely re-write franchise history at the receiver position.
Let’s take a look into what makes Miller special and how he fits within this revamped Chicago Bears offense. (Also, thanks to Ryan Heckman for a few of these gifs!)