Bears WR Anthony Miller admits he played with ‘like one arm’ in 2018
Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller showed plenty of promise in the 2018 NFL season. It appears he managed to flash his potential with only one healthy arm all year.
Miller’s season came to an end due to a shoulder injury. According to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune, he is looking forward to being fully healthy next season.
“Chicago hasn’t seen how I can play yet. Really I was playing games with like one arm, making it happen. This year I’ve got two, so watch out.”
Miller’s optimism is certainly understandable. Making the transition from college to the NFL is always difficult for a rookie. It is much harder when they are not fully healthy. Fortunately, he still managed to justify Chicago’s investment in him.
The Bears traded a 2019 second-rounder in exchange for a second-round pick in last year’s draft. He managed to finish his rookie campaign with 33 receptions for 423 yards and seven touchdowns in 15 games before ultimately opting for shoulder surgery in the offseason. It is clear that he has high expectations for himself moving forward.
Chicago enjoyed a bit of a resurgence on offense last season under head coach Matt Nagy. Miller was among the notable playmakers the front office brought in to help add some firepower to quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s arsenal. Although wide receiver Allen Robinson has served as the team’s top wideout, Anthony Miller will have an opportunity to solidify the No. 2 spot across from him.
Regardless, the Bears will likely take a cautious approach with his recovery.