5 Chicago Bears who must improve after bye

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Chicago Bears, Anthony Miller
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4. Anthony Miller

It is easy to give Anthony Miller a pass and say that his quarterback has consistently let him down. That is fair, and we will touch on that. However, the Chicago Bears still need more from Miller. To start, he is down from 41 yards per game the last season to 34.9 this year.

That comes with career lows in catch percentage, yards per target, and more. However, while the offense is not helping, Miller has to take some blame. He has four drops, which has tied his career-high. His drop rate is at 7, which is double his 3.5 rates last season.

Beyond that, his yards after the catch has plummeted. He once averaged 5 yards after the catch followed by 4.3 in 2019. Now, in 2020 he is averaging just 2.8 yards after the catch per reception. Lastly, are his first two career fumbles coming this year.

So, the quarterback can take the blame, but Miller has dropped passes, failed to break tackles, and has fumbled the football more than years past. All of this while playing a career-low in snap percentage. The Bears need to get more out of Anthony Miller.