Chicago Bears: Who should stay and who should go

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Zach Miller — Tight End

Zach Miller is having a career year in Adam Gase’s offense. He has been targeted 32 times this season, his career high. He has 21 receptions, and his next one will be his career high. He has 313 receiving yards, his career high. He is averaging 14.9 yards per reception, his career high. He has five touchdown receptions, one more than his career total combined before this season.

I think you catch my drift.

It is no wonder that Miller wants to stay in Chicago.

With Martellus Bennett out for the rest of the season with injured ribs, Miller will have a great chance to show how good he can fit with the Bears. He will be a big part of the passing attack, and if he can show something he can earn his biggest contract.

Some in Chicago have gotten Miller fever. He has become a cult figure.

Let’s calm down a little.

I am in favor of bringing Miller back, but he should still be a backup. Yes, he is having a very good year, but he will be 32 next season, and he is a career journeyman. He will not suddenly become a superstar.

The Chicago Bears need to decide what they will do with Bennett before deciding on Miller. If they decide to part ways with Bennett, they will need to find a number one tight end.

Keep Miller in Chicago, yes, but keep him as a number two. That is where he will be best suited to help the Chicago Bears.

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