1. Zach Miller- Miller would be one of the best TE2’s in the NFL. Unfortunately for the Bears, he’s their TE1. Miller has excellent pass-catching ability and became one of Cutler’s favorite targets by the end of the season. Miller’s biggest problem is his injury history. The Bears are very thin at tight end and if Miller gets hurt, they could have some serious problems at the position.
2. Ben Braunecker- Braunecker is an undrafted rookie out of Harvard. “Bronk” showed plenty of skills during his senior season and impressed many scouts at the combine. Most projected him as a fifth or sixth round pick, but he slipped out of the draft and the Bears scooped him up. The Bears are hoping he develops quickly and can contribute on the field as a rookie.
Player to Watch: Rob Housler- Housler comes over to the Bears from the Cleveland Browns and spent a few seasons before that with the Arizona Cardinals. Housler never developed into what the Cardinals hoped he would become when the spent a third round pick on him in 2011. The Bears hope they can squeeze out some of that potential and make him a viable TE in their offense.