DJ Moore’s Emotional Tribute to the Panthers Upon Beginning a New Chapter With the Bears Leaves NFL World Teary-Eyed

Neha Joshi
|Published 13/03/2023

As it often happens during the offseason, several NFL stars have started finding new homes for themselves. One such player is the 25-year-old wide receiver, DJ Moore. The Panthers received the No. 1 pick in 2023 from the Bears in exchange for wide receiver DJ Moore and four additional draft picks. After the deal was done, Moore wrote a heartfelt post for the Panthers. The post evoked sentimental reactions from NFL fans.

As per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bears will receive Panthers’ first-round pick at No. 9, a late second-round pick, a 2024 first-round pick, and a 2025 second-round pick. 

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Fans react to DJ Moore’s emotional post

Moore is a star player from the University of Maryland. The Panthers drafted him in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He became the fourth-leading receiver in the franchise’s history. The young gun amassed 5,201 yards, and 21 touchdowns off 364 receptions during his five years with the team. 

Therefore, since he spent remarkable years with the Panthers, it was only fitting if he also wrote an impactful tribute. Several fans thanked the wideout for his contribution to the Carolina-based franchise. However, they thought that if the Panthers had a powerful QB, Moore would have churned out even better numbers. Carolina struggled to finish 7-10 last season. They need a decent quarterback. They used Baker Mayfield, PJ Walker, and Sam Darnold last season but no one really got going.

The Bears fans are excited to watch the recent addition to the team play.

A fan hailed him as a legend.

The fans want to see the newest member throw the pigskin right across the field. It will be interesting to see Moore and the team’s starting QB, Justin Fields, work together to win games.

D.J Moore’s updated salary

Moore has a $19.965 million base salary for the 2023 season. The Bears will probably pay him $15.850 million for the 2024 season and $14.85 million for the 2025 season. The 2018 first-round pick, who missed only two games last season, is being considered as a huge bargain buy for the Bears.

The Chicago-based franchise have been absolutely horrendous in the recent past and while they have got Moore at a very good price, they would have to manage him well, otherwise, even for the experienced WR, it will be tough to guide his new team to important wins.

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