Why D.J. Moore is Already Pressuring the Chicago Bears to Keep Justin Fields

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D.J. Moore Looking for More QB Consistency with Chicago Bears

As a Panther, Moore quickly became one of the team's best players and was famously referred to as the best receiver in franchise history since Steve Smith Sr., who said as much himself. However, the one detriment to his career was the team's lack of consistency at the quarterback position. In Carolina, Moore logged 5,200 yards and 21 touchdowns in five years despite playing with eight different quarterbacks.

Now in his sixth season, Moore has recorded career highs in yards (1,300) and touchdowns (8) in 16 games and is just one catch shy of matching his career high from 2021 (93). It makes sense for Moore to be such a vocal supporter of his quarterback, especially after looking at what his stats looked like when Fields was out with his thumb injury.

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In the five games that Fields missed, including the game against the Minnesota Vikings where he got hurt, Moore averaged just 52.4 yards per game with Tyson Bagent, a far cry from his 96.6 yards per game when Fields plays.

Moore is enjoying his best season and is flourishing into even more of a star in Chicago, so it is logical for him to be a supporter of his quarterback, especially publicly. His indirect references to the team's front office and the resources they have at their disposal are particularly pointed, especially in regards to what he believes the team should do instead of replacing Fields at the top of the draft.