The Chicago Bears need to address the wide receiver corps

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It’s time for the Chicago Bears to move on from Anthony Miller and Javon Wims

The Saints games showed the true colors of Miller and Wims this season. Despite warning in practice from receivers coach Mike Furrey, both players got into altercations with Saints players in key moments of both games.

Miller was meant to be the solution at the Bears slot receiver position, and after a promising rookie year, it seemed like he would be a long-term piece. After an inconsistent 2019 year, however, Miller has been completely phased out of the Bears’ offense. 

Miller has one more year left on his rookie deal. His cap hit in 2021 is under $2 million, making his contract easy to release without taking a large hit in dead cap. The team could also look to trade Miller for a late-round draft pick. There’s certainly a receiver-needy team out there that could see Miller as an upgrade.

As for Wims, his time in Chicago should have ended the day he threw a punch. A promising preseason star, Wims has failed to produce when the Bears needed him to. The drop in Sunday’s game was a clear sign of that. Wims’ dead cap would be very minimal if he was cut, as that’s likely his route out of Chicago.