The Atlanta Falcons traded for veteran wide receiver Van Jefferson a couple weeks ago. On Tuesday, ESPN’s Michael Rothstein argued the Falcons could potentially move a different veteran wideout before the NFL trade deadline.
In an ESPN article naming one potential trade target for all 32 teams, Rothstein labeled wide receiver Scott Miller Atlanta’s possible trade target.
“It would be surprising to see Miller get moved, but he hasn’t had much production this season, and Atlanta traded for Van Jefferson earlier this month,” Rothstein wrote. “Miller has four catches for 60 yards this season and has played just 21.9% of the offensive snaps, averaging 15 snaps per game this season. It appears he’s fourth on the receiver depth chart.”
Miller finally produced a big play with a 46-yard catch against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7. Miller’s reception jumpstarted a drive in the second quarter which led to a field goal in the 16-13 Atlanta victory.
But outside of that play, Miller has only been target 4 times. He has 3 receptions for 14 yards this season, excluding the 46-yard catch.
Obviously, that’s not a lot of production. But Atlanta is a run-first offense, and with Drake London, Mack Hollins and Jefferson, Miller is Atlanta’s No. 4 receiver. Obviously, the Falcons also have tight end Kyle Pitts, who is second on the team in targets.
Miller is expendable in Atlanta’s offense. However, it’s not exactly clear what trade value he holds.
Over his past 31 NFL games, Miller has posted 32 receptions, 283 yards with zero touchdowns. Averaging about a catch per game over the course of the equivalent of two seasons isn’t exactly tearing it up.
If a contender is dealing with multiple injuries at wideout, Miller could be an attractive trade chip. But even then, it’s hard to foresee Miller yielding the Falcons more than a very late Day 3 selection in a trade.