Bears Nov 20, 2022; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; The end zone reflects off Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Moore (2) visor during warm ups before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears just made an absolute blockbuster trade.

Chicago will send the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft to the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers sent the No. 9 overall pick to Chicago, as well as a bounty of picks and star wide receiver, D.J. Moore.

Rumblings of the move came around on Friday morning and afternoon. A noticeable shift in betting odds suggested Carolina might be making a move for the pick. Sure enough, the move was made on Friday evening.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport initially reported the move, and details soon followed from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schefter’s details of the trade included: Picks No. 9 and 61 in the 2023 Draft, a first-rounder in 2024, a second-rounder in 2025, and the talented receiver Moore.

This is a massive, massive trade. A blockbuster and then some. D.J. Moore has quietly been one of the most talented receivers in the NFL. He’s racked over 5,000 receiving yards in his five-year career and that was with quarterback play that, simply, could’ve been a lot better. Now he’ll go to a team with a promising young star in Justin Fields to be a potential gamebreaker.

The Bears also come away with a big haul of picks and didn’t have to give too much up for it either.

The NFL world is absolutely buzzing over this blockbuster trade.


[Ian Rapoport, Adam Schefter]

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