Bears trade No. 1 pick in 2023 NFL draft to Panthers

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles finally found the deal he was looking for. The No. 1 pick the Bears collected for finishing last season with a 3-14 record now belongs to the Carolina Panthers. In a headline-grabbing trade Friday, Poles sent the top selection in April’s draft to GM Scott Fitterer in exchange for the No. 9 pick, the No. 61 pick, a first-round pick in 2024, a second-round pick in 2025 and wide receiver DJ Moore, a source confirmed. ESPN and NFL Network first reported the news. It had long been the Bears’ preference to trade the No. 1 pick and conversations on t…

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