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Former Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller could attempt an NFL comeback

One of the most beloved Bears in history never quite made his comeback a reality. Tight end Zach Miller is most well-known for a leg injury he suffered against the New Orleans Saints a few years back.

On a touchdown catch that was ultimately ruled incomplete, Miller injured his leg in a pretty gruesome manner. He had to be rushed to the hospital immediately after tearing his popliteal artery and underwent emergency surgery. He was told that he nearly lost his leg, but miraculously was able to keep it.

A year and a half after the injury, Miller officially retired. However, he worked his way back to being able to run and work out. Similar to Alex Smith’s story, Miller was fortunate to be able to even walk again. The only thing missing from Miller’s story is completing the comeback.

If he attempted an NFL comeback, it would be one of the more incredible moments in Bears history. At this stage, fans would love to see Miller just play a single snap or two. That, alone, would be an incredible sight to see.

In his four years with the Bears, Miller caught 101 passes for 1,161 yards and 11 touchdowns. His last game was that very game against the Saints back in 2017.