The Chicago Bears are trading the No. 1 pick of the NFL draft to the Carolina Panthers are moving up, according to Ian Rapoport.
The Bears will move back to No. 9, and also receive a 2023 second-rounder, a 2024 first-rounder, a 2025 second-round pick, and WR D.J. Moore.
Carolina leap-frogged other fellow QB-needy teams the Houston Texans (No. 2), Indianapolis Colts (No. 4), Las Vegas Raiders (No. 7), and Atlanta Falcons (No. 8).
By trading the pick, Chicago will continue to move forward with Justin Fields and look to build around the budding 24-year-old QB.
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The Panthers will have their choice of Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, Will Levis, or Anthony Richardson, though the first two have long been seen as the top two QBs in this draft.
Rapoport is also reporting that the Bears wanted the 25-year-old Moore.
Last season, Moore caught 63 passes for 888 yards and seven scores with such signal-calling luminaries Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, and P.J. Walker under center.
For his career, Moore has tallied 364 receptions for 5,201 yards, and 21 TDs.
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