D.J. Moore gives simple response to Bears trading Justin Fields to Steelers: ‘Business is business’

D.J. Moore has been as supportive of Justin Fields as anyone in Chicago. He, like many other Fields fans, were clearly disappointed by Saturday’s news.

The Bears traded Justin Fields to the Steelers for a conditional 2025 draft pick that can be as much as a fourth-round selection depending on playing time or a sixth-round pick. Fields will now back up Russell Wilson in Pittsburgh with a chance to become the starter either at some point in 2024 or in 2025 if the Steelers pick up his fifth-year option.

Moore had a simple response to watching his quarterback sent out.

“Business is Business,” Moore wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

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The star wide receiver has been effusive in his praise of Fields since Moore was traded from the Panthers to Chicago last offseason. When the Bears lost 20-17 to Cleveland in Week 15, Moore was asked after the game whether Fields or a first-round pick in 2024 should be the starting quarterback past the 2023 season.

“I don’t know, y’all asked me that what last week? I’m still like, crap, where y’all seeing that like what makes him not the quarterback for the Chicago Bears right now?” Moore said. “I get y’all got everybody coming out, it’s like what, two of them [Caleb Williams and Drake Maye]. I don’t think they better than Justin. They cool.”

Asked before the 2024 NFL Combine, Moore again defended Fields.

“I still don’t think they compare to Justin right now,” Moore said. 

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Throughout Moore’s career, he has had a variety of quarterbacks throw him passes. Over his first six seasons, he’s caught passes from Cam Newton, Kyle Allen, Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield in Charlotte, and Fields and Tyson Bagent in Chicago. He’s now likely to add Caleb Williams to that list.


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