5 pleasant surprises on the Chicago Bears past the quarter mark of 2023

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4. D.J. Moore is the real deal for the Chicago Bears

D.J. Moore is taking off this season, just like we thought he might. It did not come together for him in week one, but he had a great game against the Buccaneers in week two. He needed garbage time to find the end zone in week three, but in weeks four and five, we have seen something special.

Sure, it is the Broncos and Commanders who have bad secondaries, but that is what good receivers do to them. He did not just have a decent day with 80 yards or so; he went off with 361 yards in those two games. Moore is now fifth in yards and third in touchdown catches this season.

He has been everything that the Bears have wanted. He showed up in training camp, was professional, and set the tone. He played well in the preseason, and even in his worst performances this season, his times touching the football have been impactful.

The Chicago Bears getting Moore and the Panthers first-round pick is going to be a robbery of a trade we have talked about for years. That is something for Bears fans to be happy about.