By: Will Farlow
The NFL Draft presents many things no fan expect when the clock is ticking. Teams make trades that are so unexpected each day before the draft keeps fans on the edge of their twitter feeds. Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles made a smart move that in my opinion makes Chicago fans proud. The Chicago Bears traded the first overall pick in 2023 to Carolina for the 9th and 61st pick in 2023, a 2024 first , 2025 second , and WR DJ Moore. The returning trade package to Chicago shows many aspects that will impact each off these two franchises in different ways.
The Bears now add a proven wide receiver one in Moore, and picks to help their team moving forward. Justin Fields now has more weapons to work with for future seasons. I love this receiver fitting into this offense with his strong durability and deep threat ability. The combination currently of Fields, Moore , Mooney , Claypool, and Kmet is lethal for opposing defenses to face. The next test for the second year Bears GM is to make good choices with the draft picks acquired in the trade.
The Bears have sent fans in the Windy City a positive sign of the future, and the off-season has just begun. I have the utmost confidence in the Bears front office to continue to add to this team the right players for this organization. This trade shows that Ryan Poles got his guy at WR1 and trusted his gut in a historic Bears trade. This team has a future that just got even brighter just many hours ago. The Bears have 48 days to decide now their draft plan for this team’s direction. Chicago can also attempt to sign free agents with a league high cap space as soon as next week. Welcome to Chicago DJ Moore, and thanks Ryan for a trade Bears fans will hopefully never forget.
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