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DJ Moore delivers a clear directive to the Bears on how to utilize their first overall draft pick.


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Vince Carbonneau
January 11, 2024  (9:38)
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The Chicago Bears hold the coveted first pick in the 2024 NFL draft, and wide receiver DJ Moore has been vocal about his perspective on what the team should do with it.

Moore recently appeared on the January 10 edition of the St. Brown Bros Podcast, hosted by his teammate Equanimeous St. Brown and Amon Ra St. Brown of the Detroit Lions. During the podcast, Moore reiterated his belief that the team should trade back with the No. 1 pick.
"I think we should trade back," Moore suggested.
Equanimeous St. Brown chimed in, recalling Chicago's successful acquisition of Moore through a trade with the Carolina Panthers before the 2023 NFL draft. Moore had an exceptional season, with 96 receptions for 1,364 yards and 8 touchdowns, all career-high numbers, according to Pro Football Reference.
In the trade with Carolina, the Bears also secured the No. 9 selection in 2023, which ultimately became the No. 1 pick in 2024, along with two second-round picks. ESPN's Courtney Cronin and Jeremy Fowler reported on January 2 that the Bears could potentially secure an even more favorable deal by trading back a few picks.
"Several executives agree Chicago could net more than it did in the Panthers trade, and from a prospective trade partner already picking in the top five," Cronin and Fowler wrote. "Those execs believe the price to get to No. 1 could be two future first-rounders on top of this year's pick, along with a variation of a Day 2 pick and/or a premium veteran player on a manageable contract."
Moore's outspoken support for Bears quarterback Justin Fields has been unwavering. He believes Fields is the team's quarterback of the future and has consistently expressed his confidence in him.
"For Justin to be here? It'll be amazing," Moore stated, emphasizing the desire not to start over and endure another losing season.
While acknowledging that the Bears could potentially select a quarterback like Joe Burrow with the first pick, Moore recognizes that it's a hit-or-miss proposition.
Still, Moore continued to back Fields during his recent exit interview with head coach Matt Eberflus and general manager Ryan Poles.
"I brought him up, of course," Moore said of Fields during the meeting. "He's the quarterback of the Chicago Bears until otherwise, and I don't think that's changing anytime soon. We'll see."
In this year's draft class, quarterbacks Caleb Williams from USC and Drake Maye from North Carolina are the top two projected picks, making it one of the most talented quarterback classes in recent memory.
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