Darnell Mooney has a chance to be one of the best Chicago Bears receivers this year.
It’s tough to give kudos to Darnell Mooney, considering he dropped a touchdown pass and a deep ball in the game. Nonetheless, Mooney recorded the most catches (6) and receiving yards (66) of any Bears receiver.
The previous statistic has more weight to it after finding out the Bears’ quarterbacks passed for just 116 yards on Sunday, giving Mooney more than 50 percent of the share.
Mooney’s terrific route running gave him plenty of open looks on Sunday. That part was crucial, considering the offensive line performed extremely poorly, and because he had two separate quarterbacks playing in the game.
While Mooney made some errors in the game, he still produced for the team and gave them healthy yardage gains on several drives.
Mooney led the team with eight targets, doubling those of Allen Robinson and David Montgomery.
Mooney continues to be a vital piece to the team’s receiving core and certainly had a bounce-back week this week after recording just 26 receiving yards last week.
The sophomore stud will have an interesting time next week. The Cleveland Browns present a true challenge next week, not only having an excellent secondary led by Denzel Ward but also having an outstanding defensive line, making throw-time for quarterbacks limited. Mooney’s route running will come in handy next week against the Browns.