Will Chicago Bears release Anthony Miller?

Chicago Bears - Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bears - Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

Did we see the last of Anthony Miller with the Chicago Bears?

If that was the end of Anthony Miller’s career in Chicago, you cannot say that his exit was not on character. Miller has had issues throughout his Chicago Bears career. Tardiness to practice, running the wrong routes,  penalties, fights after plays, and social media outrage. To see Miller walk off of the field after punching Chauncey Garnder-Johnson after he was the talking point all week would only be right for the end of his time with the Bears.

It was worth noting what George McCaskey said when he took the radio tour this week. When asked by Waddle and Silvy of ESPN 1000 about Miller, McCaskey noted he thought his acts were worse than Javon Wims.

He believes that because he saw Wims, and the team warned them not to follow the acts of Wims, that he should have known better. McCaskey saw that as poor judgment.

This is worth noting considering McCaskey also said that good culture was why Matt Nagy was being brought back. Would it make sense to preach good culture and bring back a player you admitted did not listen to coaches?

Beyond that, McCaskey said that it would be up to Matt and Ryan whether they keep or move on from Miller. We may know how Nagy feels.

From the bye week through the playoffs Javon Wims was out snapping Miller as the team’s third receiver in snaps. The Bears were satisfied with Wims’s ability to block and in moving Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson into the slot, they were able to limit how often we saw Miller in three-wide sets. Beyond that, we only see Miller in three-wide sets.

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On one hand, the Bears have limited depth at the receiver position. On the other, everything McCaskey said, and Nagy has done would signal that they are okay if the relationship ends this offseason.