Zach Miller's Season-Ending Catch Was A TD, Under Proposed NFL Rule Change

Jeff Joniak
March 26, 2018 - 5:22 pm
Zach Miller

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller (86) is defended by New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush (25) on a play in the end zone. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)


ORLANDO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – Chicago Bears fans knew in their hearts Zach Miller’s season-ending catch was a touchdown, and NFL officials agreed Monday as they unveiled proposed changes to the league’s catch rule.

It was a spectacular touchdown catch, and one that caused significant damage to the left knee of Chicago Bears tight end Miller, during an October game against the New Orleans Saints.

The TD was overturned by NFL Replay in New York.

A proposed rule unveiled Monday would count the Miller catch as a touchdown, though it won’t change anything in the record books.

Rather, the type of play Miller made will count in future NFL games.

The proposed rule change was discussed at the NFL’s annual meeting, in Orlando.