Dion Sims was not known as a strong pass-catching tight end when he came to the Bears via free agency this offseason. Sims, who started his career with the Miami Dolphins, caught 74 passes for 699 yards. Those numbers came in 22 starts. Sims was active in 56 games total.
He was known as a blocking tight end.
His blocking prowess earned him a nice contract and a home in Chicago, but in his first regular season game as a Chicago Bear, he has shown flashes of pass-catching ability. In that first game, against the Atlanta Falcons, Sims had two catches for 31 yards including a well-played 22-yard catch and run.
The play showed that Sims could not only catch the ball but had some speed.
Sims gives the Bears a little insurance should Miller not be able to make it through the season. If they can work him into the passing game more opponents will have an additional player that they will have to game plan against making it more difficult for them.
Perhaps Sims and Miller could become one of the top pass-catching tight end tandems in the NFL?
If both can stay healthy perhaps they might help aid the Bears’ passing game to not only be better but help them win games.