Chicago Bears Roster Review: Zach Miller


Aug 8, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller (86) celebrates a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter during a preseason game at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears offseason is in full swing as we head toward the start of the new league year and Free Agency. As a part of our Chicago Bears Roster Review, we’re leading off by looking at Bears Free Agents. New GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox have some tough decisions to make as they reshape the Bears roster in hopes of a bounce-back 2015 season.

Zach Miller, TE, age 30

2014 Review

Zach Miller is an unknown player for the Chicago Bears although having played for
the team since December 2013. The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Miller in 2009, with the six pick, 180th overall. He played for the Jaguars until 2012 but he was released 2013. Miller then signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers only to be waived shortly after, and eventually landing him in Chicago. Other than preseason, there is very little to say about Miller’s production over the past year. Since becoming a Bear over a year ago, Miller has caught zero catches, for zero yards.

2015 Outlook

The Bears have a lot of evaluations to make during this offseason on several free agents, and they need to save money anywhere they can. Although, they have plenty talent at the tight end position with Pro Bowler Martellus Bennett and his back up Dante Rosario the Bears decided to extend Miller’s contract one year. Miller will make approximately $373,000 in 2015. It was surprising that the Bears elected to keep Miller on the roster; hopefully he can stay healthy and contribute to the offense in 2015.