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DJ Moore Highlights Caleb Williams' Exceptional Qualities


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Vince Carbonneau
May 10, 2024  (11:29)
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Caleb Williams during his pro day
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The Chicago Bears' new rookie quarterback, Caleb Williams, is quickly garnering accolades from his teammates, including notable commendation from star wide receiver DJ Moore. This feedback underscores the rationale behind General Manager Ryan Poles' decision to transition from Justin Fields to Williams.

"In our early sessions, you can sense his anticipation," Moore commented to The Mirror. "He expects us to be at the right spot at the right time. That's going to enhance our gameplay. We just need to sync up with his timing. It might happen quickly, or it might take a while, but I'm optimistic it'll be sooner rather than later."
Moore reiterated his admiration for Williams' proactive approach during an interview with Kay Adams on "Up and Adams," saying, "It's his anticipation that sets him apart. During workouts, he was delivering passes perfectly even before we completed our turns."
Williams' combination of arm strength, precision, and particularly his anticipatory skills not only ranked him highly in a talented class of quarterbacks but also marked a distinct shift from Fields, who, while skilled, lacked the anticipatory qualities necessary for a top-tier NFL quarterback.
Moore, along with Keenan Allen and rookie wide receiver Rome Odunze, are poised to benefit from Williams' advanced skill set, which was a significant factor in the Bears' confidence in him early in the draft process.
As the Williams era is set to commence with the rookie minicamp at Halas Hall this Friday, the synergy between Williams and his receivers, especially the budding connection with Odunze, will be critical to watch. Williams' adeptness at anticipatory throws will be a focal point during the offseason and upcoming training camps, aiming to revitalize a Bears passing game that has struggled in recent seasons.
With Williams at the helm, the atmosphere is charged with a sense of renewal and high expectations, largely fueled by the specific and promising praise from his experienced teammate, DJ Moore.
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