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Report: Bears trade No. 1 overall draft pick to Panthers for picks, WR DJ Moore

Mar 11, 2023

The Chicago Bears made a move with the No. 1 overall draft pick.

The Bears struck a deal with the Carolina Panthers on Friday to send them the top pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, according to multiple reports. In exchange, the Bears received two future first- and second-round draft picks and Panthers wide receiver DJ Moore, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

This marks the first time the No. 1 overall pick has been traded since the 2016 draft, when the Los Angeles Rams moved up 15 spots to select Jared Goff.

The deal ends weeks of speculation about what the Bears, who haven’t had the first pick in the draft since 1947, would do at No. 1. The Bears went 3-14 last season but have been steadfast about rebuilding with quarterback Justin Fields, who threw for 2,242 yards and 17 touchdowns and ran for another 1,143 yards and eight touchdowns in his second season in the league.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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