D.J. Moore on pace for historic season with Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears, D.J.Moore, Darnell Mooney, Khalil Herbert
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Justin Fields, Chicago Bears beneficiaries of D.J. Moore's arrival

Fields' numbers early in the year have certainly been positively affected by Moore's presence. In 15 games last season, Fields finished with 3,385 total yards, 25 total touchdowns, and 13 turnovers. Extrapolating the quarterback's numbers across the first five games of this season, Fields is on pace to finish with 4,002 yards, 36 touchdowns, and 21 turnovers in 15 games and would tack on over five hundred extra yards and five extra touchdowns if he is able to play the full 17-game schedule, marking a dramatic improvement from the first two seasons of his professional career.

Even still, Moore came to Chicago alongside three total draft selections, including a second-round pick in 2023 (which turned into starting cornerback Tyrique Stevenson), a first-round pick in 2024 (the 0-5 Panthers are the NFL's sole remaining team without a win), and a second-round pick in 2025. Including offensive tackle Darnell Wright, who the team selected thanks to the pre-draft trade, Moore is potentially just one of five impact players that the Bears will be able to add to the team thanks to their first overall pick in 2023.


As the Bears continue to find their identities on both sides of the ball in general manager Ryan Poles' second season, continuing to develop the connection between Fields and Moore is paramount as the team as a whole looks to build a winning culture.