The Houston Texans brought another pass-catcher into the fold on Saturday as they acquired wideout Anthony Miller from the Chicago Bears, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. NFL insider Ian Rapoport later added that the two sides will trade late-round picks in the deal.
Miller recorded 1,564 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in 47 games with the Bears. He also has one year remaining on his contract and will carry a $1.2 million cap hit for the 2021 season.
Anthony Miller Trade
While the football world may not have seen Miller going to the Texans, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Bears traded the fourth-year wideout. After all, it was only back in April that Rapoport reported that Chicago was shopping him around.
Drafted 51st overall in 2018, Miller couldn't live up to the expectations that Bears management and fans had for him. During his three-year NFL career, he's only surpassed 500 yards once and hasn't come close to matching the 7-touchdown campaign that he posted as a rookie.
Fortunately, the Texans don't have a clear-cut No. 2 wide receiver after Brandin Cooks. Randall Cobb is aging and Keke Coutee hasn't played more than nine games in a season due to injury issues. Considering how he's set to become a free agent in 2022, Miller needs to have the type of season that'll get him paid next year.
It'll be interesting to see what kind of impact Miller has in Houston, however, it's unlikely to be enough to pull them out of the basement in 2021. The Texans currently have +13000 odds to win Super Bowl 56, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, which ranks second-worst in the NFL.
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