Anthony Miller showed flashes of a breakout receiver during his rookie season with the Bears, and he was far from full strength.
He dislocated his shoulder against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3, the first of many times his shoulder came out of its socket.
“Every time I tried to stiff arm, it would come out, or if I ran kind of crazy, it would come out,” Miller told the Chicago Tribune. “Really I was playing games with like one arm, making it happen. This year I’ve got two, so watch out.”
Miller had surgery to fix the issue back in January, and he should be back to full strength well in time for his sophomore season.
He set expectations high for his rookie year, and he’s putting them higher for his second act.
“Last year, you guys said, ‘Could I get six touchdowns?’ And I was telling you it was too low, and I got seven,” Miller said. “So I’m telling you 12 this time. Hopefully I can get over that.”
Only four receivers in Bears history have scored 12 or more touchdowns in a season. Before Brandon Marshall in 2013, the last one was Curtis Conway in 1995.
Anthony Miller isn’t backing down from the challenge.