A second-round pick of the Chicago Bears in 2018, wide receiver Anthony Miller has quietly started to blossom into the kind of player that the Bears envisioned he could become when they traded back into the second round to grab him. After a slow start to the 2019 season that saw Miller catch just eight passes through the first five games of the season, Miller has looked more and more like he’s ready to have a major role for the Bears heading into the final quarter of this season.

However, Miller’s best performance of the 2019 season may came against the Detroit Lions on the road in week 13. In what was a back and forth battle between both teams, Miller quietly posted nine receptions for 140 yards leading the Bears in receiving. Just days earlier in a home game against the New York Giants, Miller would catch six passes for 77 yards, averaging 12.83 yards per carry.

In his breakout game against the Lions on Thanksgiving Day, Miller’s was the Bears best playmaker on the final drive. With the Bears down three points, Miller caught passes for 11, 35, and 32 yards. With back-to-back receptions for 30 or more yards, Miller was able to bail the Bears out multiple times and keep a crucial drive alive.

Despite the fact that he’s showing improvement each week, Miller has yet to catch a touchdown in 2019 despite leading the Bears in receiving touchdowns with seven as a rookie. While all is not lost for Miller in 2019, he can still finish the season strong. Each week, the Bears offense displays a bit more confidence and Miller certainly continues to get his fair share of opportunities.

Now, as the page turns to the Dallas Cowboys, all eyes will once again be on Miller who’ll get a chance to showcase what he can do against a Dallas defense that’s reeling at the moment. At best, while Miller may not find the end zone at all in 2019, he will at least head into 2020 with a chip on his shoulder.