Bears trade No. 1 overall pick to Panthers for No. 9 overall, WR D.J. Moore, additional 1st-rounder, more


(670 The Score) The Bears have agreed to trade the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft to the Panthers in a haul that will land Chicago the No. 9 overall pick, receiver D.J. Moore and more draft capital, according to multiple reports Friday afternoon.

In addition to the No. 9 overall pick and Moore, the Bears have landed a second-round pick at No. 61 overall in 2023, a 2024 first-round pick and a 2025 second-round pick.

Bears general manager Ryan Poles indicated at the NFL Combine last week that the team had serious interest in trading the top pick prior to the start of free agency.

“A clearer view of what we need," Poles said of the benefit. "And there’s scenarios where you could add players as well, potentially, which again, gives you some clarity on what you want to do in the draft and free agency.”

Moore, 25, had 63 catches for 888 yards and seven touchdowns in 17 games in 2022.

NFL free agency negotiations can begin Monday at 11 a.m. CT. Bears own north of $95 million in salary cap space, by far the most of any team in the league.

The NFL Draft will begin April 27 in Kansas City.

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