Stop me if you've heard this before:
If the Bears offense can finally start producing, Miller will be in line for a breakout year given his increase in targets last season.
You may remember that line from literally any bar in Chicago. This one, however, came from Bleacher Report's recent predictions of all 32 team's breakout players in 2020. Here's the reasoning:
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Anthony Miller's career with the Chicago Bears is off to a decent start, but this upcoming season is the perfect opportunity for him to solidify himself as one of the league's more dominant receivers.
The 25-year-old Memphis product had a strong rookie campaign with seven receiving touchdowns. His end-zone production dropped in 2019, but he recorded 52 receptions for 656 yards and two scores and had a 61.2 percent catch rate. He also saw an uptick in his role and was targeted 31 more times.
They're not wrong, either. There were times last season – and two late-season, divisional games from last season come to mind – when Miller looked like the best player on the Bears' offense. Remember this?
Consistency has always been what's held Miller back, although the Bleacher Report piece also places a fair bit of that blame on Mitch Trubisky/Chase Daniel, which, fair enough.