This offseason is going to be full of storylines for the Chicago Bears. They are one of the teams that you'll never run out of topics with, for the next few months at least.
Whether it be the 2024 NFL Draft, free agency, coaching decisions, among other things, these Bears are facing crucial days ahead. There are several key decisions and moves to be made.
Two moves the team made over the last year have especially worked out, though, in acquiring wide receiver D.J. Moore and defensive end Montez Sweat via a pair of trades. Both Moore and Sweat impacted this team in highly-positive ways from the get-go, and look to continue building on their success going forward.
There are some folks, though, who may not believe in one of the newer Bears.
Hall of Fame tight end and current sports personality, Shannon Sharpe, doesn't believe Moore belongs amongst the top wide receivers in the game, today.
One fan had an issue with Sharpe's take, tweeting at him and stating, "Cmon Unc, DJ Moore had 1300 yards and 96 catches with 8tds."
Sharpe retweeted that fan and gave his top 18 wide receivers in the league, asking, "You're taking Moore over how many of these guys?"
Moore's teammate and Pro Bowl pass rusher Montez Sweat quickly came to answer Sharpe's question.
Montez Sweat must believe his teammate, D.J. Moore, is the best wide receiver in the game.
Here are some of Moore's NFL ranks amongst wideouts:
Receiving Yards: 6th
Receiving Touchdowns: T-4th
Receiving Yards Per Game: 12th
Yards After Catch: 10th
First Down Receptions: 6th
It looks like Sweat has an argument for Moore not just being an All Pro and Pro Bowl snub, but for being one of the elite wide receivers in the game. The numbers tell a story, and they do not lie. Moore's first season with the Bears saw him reach career highs in receptions, yards and touchdowns.
He and quarterback Justin Fields have a clear connection, with the wide receiver continuing to be in the corner of Fields, as opposed to the idea of the Bears drafting a quarterback. Chicago, of course, has the first overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, so this offseason is about to get very interesting for Moore, Fields, Sweat and company.