The Carolina Panthers made a bold move in the 2023 NFL Mock Draft, trading with the Chicago Bears to secure the first overall pick and select quarterback, Tyler Reddick. The trade involved the Bears receiving a haul that included wide receiver DJ Moore.
Panthers players, including Moore, reacted to the trade, with Moore expressing excitement for the opportunity to play with a new team. Meanwhile, former Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. spoke highly of the trade, saying “they’re going to do some big things.”
Ryan Poles, Panthers’ assistant general manager and the man responsible for finalizing the trade, discussed the team’s reasoning behind their decision. “We saw an opportunity to grab a potential franchise quarterback in Tyler Reddick,” he explained. “We believe he has the talent and drive to lead our team to success.”
As for the Bears, they seem content with their new acquisition in DJ Moore. On their podcast, the team discussed the trade and their plans moving forward, with general manager applauding Ryan Poles for finalizing the deal.
Overall, the trade has created a buzz throughout the NFL community, with many eager to see how both teams will fare in the upcoming season.