The Bears of Chicago. The Chicago Bears signed Miller to a reserve/future contract on December 30, 2013. He scored two touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2014 preseason before suffering a Lisfranc injury on his left foot the next game. He was placed on the injured reserve list. On September 5, 2015, the Bears released Miller.
Zach Miller played college football at Iowa where he started 42 games at tight end from 2009 to 2012. The Chicago Bears selected him in the seventh round (222nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He made an immediate impact for the team by catching four passes for 49 yards in his debut victory over the New York Giants. He finished his first season with 46 catches for 507 yards and three touchdowns.
In 2014, Miller had 51 receptions for 579 yards and five touchdowns. He missed most of 2015 with a Lisfranc injury but returned for the 2016 season opener against the Seattle Seahawks. That's when he suffered a knee injury that required surgery and ended his season. In 2017, Miller started 13 games before being sidelined again with another knee injury. This time it was his other leg that required surgery and put him out for the year.
Miller is expected to be ready for training camp this year and could return to the field at some point in 2018.
Miller suffered a head injury during blocking drills at the Browns' indoor facility on July 27, 2013. He was transported by EMS to the Cleveland Clinic, where he received treatment. As a rookie, he appeared in eight games. Miller signed a future deal with the Denver Broncos on December 31, 2013. He started 15 of 16 games in 2014 and 2017. He was named the MVP of the Pro Bowl after leading all qualifying players with 10 victories.
He played his first game as a Blue Jay on August 13, 2018, against the Buffalo Bills. In that contest, he scored a goal off a corner kick with 11 seconds remaining in the first half to give Toronto a 1-0 lead over their rivals. The Bills tied the game up just before halftime, but Toronto went on to win 3-1. Miller finished the game with three shots, two interceptions, and one clearance. He was released by the club on October 24, 2018.
After leaving Toronto, Miller spent some time with Mexican club Tigres UANL before returning to North America and signing with the Denver Nuggets on February 6, 2019. He made his debut for the team the following day in a 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
On April 12, 2019, it was announced that Miller had agreed to terms with the Minnesota Wild. However, on June 22, 2019, it was reported that Miller had declined the offer and would be retiring from football effective immediately.
The Seattle Seahawks placed tight end Zach Miller on injured reserve on November 12, 2014. The Chicago Bears signed tight end Zach Miller to a reserve/future contract on December 30, 2013. The Seattle Seahawks activated tight end Zach Miller off the physically unable to perform list on August 16, 2013. Miller returned from spinal fusion surgery on his back in April 2013 and was expected to be ready for training camp but suffered a setback during drills at camp this summer. He was placed on injured reserve by the team on August 16, 2013.
Miller joined the Seahawks as a free agent after four seasons with the Bears. In 2012 he had 57 catches for 679 yards and five touchdowns while playing all 16 games for the first time in his career. He also started 15 games over the past two seasons after missing most of 2009 with a knee injury.
In 2008, Miller led the NFL in receiving yards with 1,448. He finished second in the voting for the MVP Award that year after having 99 receptions for 1,451 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Miller originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft choice of the Bears in the 2007 NFL Draft. He was drafted ninth overall and traded to the Seahawks along with a seventh-round pick in exchange for fourth- and sixth-round selections.
He played only one season at Illinois before being drafted due to injuries to other players blocking for him during his rookie year.