In his second season, Miller improved on his 33-423-7 rookie season with 52-656-2 as a sophomore. He played behind Taylor Gabriel when Gabriel was healthy, and the Bears signed Ted Ginn to replace Gabriel, so it remains to be seen just how much they’ll utilize Miller. But when they’ve called upon him, he has delivered. In seven games that Gabriel missed, Miller averaged 4.1-53-0.29 on 6.4 targets compared to just 2.6-32-0.0 on a meager 4.4 targets when Gabriel was active. This includes a stretch of five games where Miller caught 33 passes for 431 yards and two touchdowns. Those no-Gabriel splits equate to low-end WR3 numbers for Miller, and he’s still growing as a receiver, as evidenced by Matt Harmon’s Reception Perception charting, which gave Miller good marks for his route running. He ran 78% of his routes out of the slot, and should see extra targets from Nick Foles, if Foles wins the starting job.
Oct 07 · 7:09 PM EDT