Is Anthony Miller’s shoulder a longterm concern?

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 24: Anthony Miller #17 of the Chicago Bears runs with the ball in the second quarter against the New York Giants at Soldier Field on November 24, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 24: Anthony Miller #17 of the Chicago Bears runs with the ball in the second quarter against the New York Giants at Soldier Field on November 24, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller has a bad shoulder, which could affect his ceiling in the NFL

One of the more underrated aspects that slipped through the cracks of Ryan Pace’s end of the season press conference was that Pace announces Anthony Miller would have offseason shoulder surgery.

Chicago Bears fans certainly remember last season, and Miller playing through a shoulder injury, with a harness on it. Miller fought through his rookie season, and while he did not put the big numbers in which he wanted to, he flashed with seven touchdowns, toughing out the injury.

After offseason surgery as a rookie, it was fair to suggest that Miller got off to a slow start as he transitioned back into the offense from the procedure. However, as the season came to end, Miller caught fire and was on pace for over 1,000 yards based on his last eight games.

Unfortunately, his season now ended with another shoulder injury.

Pace noted that it was the same shoulder and that the injury occurred in Week 17. However, watching Miller all season, it looked like the shoulder was affecting him, or at the very least he was thinking about it after taking hits.

Now, Miller is going to have two procedures on the same shoulder in back to back years. That is a bit concerning to his longterm stability.

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Anthony Miller is 25 years old and will be 26 early into next season. The Bears may be hoping to get the most that they can out of him the next two seasons, because he may not be ready to hold up for a long term deal.