The first overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft now belongs to the Panthers … Chicago just traded the selection to Carolina for star wideout D.J. Moore — and a boatload of other picks.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter just broke the news … reporting the swap between the two teams went down on Friday afternoon.
The Bears, according to Schefter, will get Moore and the Panthers’ first-round pick (No. 9) this year, their second pick (No. 61) this year, their first-round pick next year … AND a second rounder in 2025.
Moore reacted to the news on Twitter — posting two shocked emojis.
The deal now likely means a quarterback prospect will be headed to the Panthers — though it’s unclear which one.
Alabama’s Bryce Young and Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud are the favorites — but Florida’s Anthony Richardson is also in the mix for the top spot.
The draft kicks off on April 27 in Kansas City … getcha popcorn ready!