Chicago Bears: Predicting the final wide receivers depth chart

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Anthony Miller is still likely to be the Chicago Bears third option

Unless the Chicago Bears find a way to trade Anthony Miller in the next two months, he is going to likely be the third option at wide receiver. This means that Miller should see plenty of playing time as most teams run three wide receiver sets often.

Going into the 2020 season, expectations were not as high for Miller as they were in 2019. That said, everyone expected Miller to be the second option behind Allen Robinson and that did not last long. As mentioned, Darnell Mooney cut into Miller’s playing time last year and Miller saw his snap count drop nearly 10%.

Before you start throwing out how bad Miller has been and discuss the fact that he cannot hold onto a football, you should know that his drop rate has held steady between 3.5 and 7.5 percent. Those numbers are not bad and fall in line with other receivers such as Kenny Golladay, Jarvis Landry, Stefon Diggs, and many other, non-elite, but very good receivers.

Miller’s on-the-field antics are getting old though and he is clearly not in favor with Matt Nagy and others. This is likely why the team was trying to part ways with him this offseason. Miller is on the final year of his rookie deal and this season could make or break the rest of his career, or at least how much money he might make in his career. Miller has flashed elite potential at times with some of his catches, he just can never string them together consistently and the errors always seem to outweigh his greatness.