It took one DJ Moore reception to show Chicago Bears fans that they finally have a playmaker at the receiver.
Moore was the biggest piece in the Bears’ box as they sent the first overall pick of the draft to the Carolina Panthers. The Bears had very little reception last season and Moore was able to help fix that.
In Saturday’s preseason opener, Moore gave a glimpse of his value to the Chicago offense.
Moore grabbed a receiver screen from Justin Fields, made an effort to get through the hole his blockers had made, and ran past the defense for a 62-yard score.
It’s only one play in the preseason, but Bears fans should be excited for their new 26-year-old No. 1 receiver. That kind of play is what the Bears were hoping for when they landed Moore.
During the off-season, reports have raved about Moore’s speed and speed. The Bears had no difference maker at receiver last season, which did not help Fields’ development as a passer. That’s why the Bears got creative to get Moore. There wasn’t much available at the receiver in the free agency, trade market, or early in the draft, but they used the top pick to land a big wideout.
With one game, Moore got the Bears excited about what’s to come when the regular season begins.