Last season did not go particularly well for anyone involved in the Chicago Bears’ passing game, but that does not appear to be stopping Bears receiver Darnell Mooney from sharing a pretty bold message for everyone in the league.
During an appearance on The 33rd Team podcast with Amon-Ra and Equanimeous St. Brown this week, Mooney made quite a bold claim, suggesting that he is “disrespecting everybody now” as he heads into this upcoming season with the Bears.
“Do whatever I can do for my team, or whatever,” Mooney said when asked about his goals for the upcoming season, according to NBC Sports. “I mean ball out, of course. Dominate. Not really on the ‘respect my name’ anymore. I’m just disrespecting everybody now. I don’t really care about respect no more. Other than that, I just want to win. I don’t really care about anything else, for real.”
Last year, Mooney finished the season with a career-low 493 yards in 12 games and missed time with a broken ankle late in the season. So it’s safe to say that he’ll be hoping for a more dominant season this year, especially with the team trying to expand the passing game with quarterback Justin Fields.