Bears Make Classy Move by Giving Zach Miller 2018 Contract
Though a devastating knee injury likely ended Miller's career, Chicago signed TE to one-year deal.
Even though he probably won’t ever return to an NFL field, Zach Miller will be back with the Bears in 2018.
After suffering a devastating knee injury last year while making a catch—and nearly losing his leg—Miller became a free agent after his contract with Chicago expired.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 4, 2018
Oh the Zay Jones injury looks bad?
— Adam Patrick (@Str8_Cash_Homey) November 3, 2017
He’s trying to make a comeback, but odds are the knee dislocation—which led to a torn artery that could have ended in an amputation—that Miller suffered will keep him on the sidelines forever.
In spite of that, the Bears signed Miller to a “split” contract that will pay him $458,000 for 2018 whether he plays or not and $790,000 if the 33-year-old can somehow return this year.
The move likely won’t help Chicago on the football field, but it may aid the Bears off of it.
“It sends a message to the locker room that the Bears don’t automatically regard players as nameless, faceless, fungible commodities who come and go on a constant basis, and who get nothing more than what the CBA entitles them to,” according to ProFootballTalk.
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