WATCH: Bears' Zach Miller scores longest TD by a TE since 1999
Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller has never been accused of being a playmaker during his often-interrupted NFL career, but that is beginning to change.
Against the St. Louis Rams, quarterback Jay Cutler connected with Miller for an 87-yard touchdown on the Bears' second offensive play of the game.
Last you saw Zach Miller, he was one-handed catching game-winning TDs Now he's taking a catch 87 YARDS to the house https://t.co/IFFxgXE7kg— NFL (@NFL) November 15, 2015
The short pass was executed to perfection, thanks to some great downfield blocking by wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and some unexpected speed from Miller, who is playing in his first regular season since 2011. According to ESPN's Field Yates, Miller's reception was the longest by a tight end this millennium.
Miller has now made an eye-popping play in each of Chicago's past two outings. Against the San Diego Chargers last Monday night, he made a spectacular, one-handed touchdown grab to win the game.
The Bears are a budding team under head coach John Fox, so playmakers are starting to emerge in the least likely of places. Miller is one of the players who's fighting for his future in Chicago and making the most of his opportunities.