5. The addition of D.J. Moore has unlocked the Chicago Bears’ offense
I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about D.J. Moore and his enormous impact on the offense.
His addition will be looked back on as a massive milestone if the Chicago Bears franchise can right the ship. In one fell swoop, Ryan Poles improved the outlook of every single player on the offense when he traded for D.J. Moore.
Chase Claypool and Darnell Mooney, for example, no longer need to carry the burden of living up to No.1 Wide Receiver expectations. Moore’s mere presence opens things up for them in ways they’ve perhaps never experienced in their career.
On one rep, D.J. Moore exploded off the line of scrimmage and ran a corner-post route. The conviction and speed he ran this completely swallowed the attention of the cornerback and the safety. With the defense cleared out of the left side, Claypool was wide open on a crossing route into the empty space, resulting in a huge gain.
Darnell Mooney in particular seemed to be wide open underneath at will as the defense was forced to pick a poison. The amount of attention he received was minimal compared to last season. Cole Kmet will similarly benefit from the attention that D.J. Moore demands.
I haven’t even begun talking about what he will bring as a playmaker himself.
Moore caught everything thrown his way with ease, no matter the difficulty of the catch. His instant chemistry with Justin Fields is simply abnormal and cannot be taught.
There is no way that Justin Fields’ name would come up during MVP debates right now if it wasn’t for the addition of D.J. Moore. He is a true alpha at wide receiver, perhaps more so than any receiver that has ever laced up for the Chicago Bears.
Chicago Bears fans, get your popcorn ready.