3 Players to Watch in Chicago Bears Hall of Fame Game

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 15: Strong Safety Adrian Amos
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Thursday’s Hall of Fame Game will feature the Chicago Bears going against the Baltimore Ravens. The Bears have some intriguing talent taking the field.

When the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens open up preseason action with the annual Hall of Fame game, it will be the 99th season in the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

While this will be the Ravens first ever appearance in the classic exhibition, it will mark the fifth time the Bears have participated, going a perfect 4-0 so far.

This upcoming matchup is not only exciting because it’s the first taste of football we’ve had since February, but also because it will be the first time the Bears can showcase all this raw talent that the public view has been dying to see.

Here are three players to watch in Thursday’s preseason premier:

  1. Anthony Miller

I was going to try to save Miller as the last mention in this piece, but there is no holding back the immense anticipation of the Memphis product.

If you immediately went right to his highlights after being drafted on day two, then you are like the thousands of others that instantly took notice to what this kid can do on the field. He seems to possess every trait you want in a receiver: grit, mental fortitude, body control, great hands, plays with an edge. There appears to be no limitations to his game and looks to be a perfect fit in Matt Nagy’s offense.

When the Bears returned to training camp on July 19, everyone recognized what the rookie could do when he got the ball in his hands. Recently Bears’ corner Prince Amukamara was covering Miller in one-on-ones. Amukamara had the mindset that he was going to jam Miller at the line, but Miller didn’t tolerate that.

“He was very aware, got out of it and made a play,” Amukamara said, “I’m not going to try that anymore. He’s pretty good. He’s just impressed me a lot”.

Every day the reports out of training camp usually read along the lines of “Miller makes Defender look foolish on route…” or “Anthony Miller making the case as starting receiver…” and the public eye sits back and can only imagine how this guy really looks.

Then there are plays like this coming out of training camp:

And you quickly realize why the receiver is so hyped up. Notice how quick his routes are, the hard breaks, the intensity to his playmaking. It’s just training camp, but each play matters. By the way, here is that play Prince Amukamara was referring to:

Anthony Miller has a lot to live up to this coming season, let’s see if he can demonstrate some of his abilities come Thursday.