Nick Caserio and his horde of crossfitters had enough of Pro Football Focus ranking the Texans’ wide receiver group as 32nd. PFF’s projection system is Cal McNair simulating Madden a dozen times and taking the averages, coming up with poor passing game results. The Texans needed to make a move. Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins, Chris Conley, Keke Coutee, Randall Cobb, and a pile of clothes in the corner of the room wasn’t enough. So the Texans traded with the Bears for Anthony Miller.
Bears are trading WR Anthony Miller to Texans (via @MikeGarafolo & @RapSheet)https://t.co/rbMfXJPMoi pic.twitter.com/e0a0g2PVBB— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) July 25, 2021
Miller is entering his fourth year in the NFL. The 26 year old is a former second round pick. Last year he caught 49 passes for 485 yards and 2 touchdowns, which was a drop-off in performance compared to his 2019 season. Chicago has a second wide receiver in Darnell Mooney and a slot competition with Damiere Byrd, and Riley Ridley. They’ve been shopping Miller since April.
The Texans get a slot wide receiver with vertical potential, something this offense is lacking. It will be Keke Coutee, Randall Cobb, and now Miller battling it out for slot wide receiver reps.
Fascinating isn’t the word to describe this move. Fine. Pretty good. Let’s see how Miller performs in camp and in the preseason as he tries to kick someone else off the roster.