Chicago Bears Statistical Breakdown: tight end

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Zach Miller
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Zach Miller /

How did the Chicago Bears stack up statistically at tight end?

Chicago Bears Statistical Breakdown: tight end

The Chicago Bears tight end situation did not play out like many thought it would. How did they stack up statistically?

Zach Miller led the team at tight end. He was targeted 35 times and hauled in 20 receptions for 236 yards and two touchdowns. Miller did that while playing in just eight games. In Week Eight, a scary knee injury ended his season, and likely his career. It was tough to see him go out on a touchdown that somehow was called incomplete. Still, the effort and the ability to complete the process while suffering the injury is what should linger on from his career.

Dion Sims was next in terms of tight ends catching the ball. He hauled in 15 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown. However, overall, 2017 was a bit of a disappointment for Dion Sims. He was not as strong as anticipated in terms of blocking, and his hands were suspect to sayt the least. Daniel Brown, a slot-tight end type caught 13 receptions for 129 yards over his 2017 season.

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The leaves, the man, Adam Shaheen., Despite just 17 targets and 12 receptions Shaheen somehow leads the team in touchdowns. Albeit just three, Shaheen is the hope of this group. Injuries ended his season early, but he was still being misused and under utilized. Here is hoping that 2018 and a new coach brings us more Adam Shaheen.