Chicago Bears: Ridiculously bold predictions for offense in 2018-2019

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Bold Prediction No. 3

Anthony Miller and Trey Burton are Bears’ top two receivers

“Whoa, there,” you say. Burton and Miller are talented, but what about Robinson?

I get it. If Robinson leads the Bears in receiving, I will not be surprised in the least. But, for this prediction specifically, I’m going to talk targets. Robinson very well could end up leading the Bears in receiving yards and/or touchdowns, but I fully expect Burton and Miller to see a ton of targets.

If you were down in Bourbonnais for camp, you would have noticed immediately how involved Burton was in the offense. It seemed as if one out of every four passes from Trubisky went his way. Then, when the offense was given a bit more time against the Denver Broncos in the third preseason game, we saw it live on the field.

Burton is going to get a lot of targets. Look at Travis Kelce last season with the Kansas City Chiefs (if you somehow don’t know this, that’s where Nagy came from). Kelce caught 83 balls on a whopping 123 targets in 2017. That target total led the Chiefs. Who was second on the team in targets?

Tyreek Hill with 105.

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Now, don’t get me wrong. Hill was the Chiefs’ best wideout. They didn’t have another option as good or better. The Bears have Robinson and Gabriel to go along with Miller. But, Miller’s uncanny ability to not only get open but make the difficult catches has seen him get plenty of looks throughout camp. Trubisky has connected with him on another level, and I expect that relationship to translate into the regular season.

This offense will have lots of targets to go around, so will anyone on the team have 120 targets at the end of the year? I’m not sure about that. I could definitely see between 90-100 targets for Miller and between 80-90 for Burton, though — if not more.