Justin Fields is heading into a crucial 3rd NFL season with the Chicago Bears after showing growth as a quarterback during 2022. Though the team results lagged behind, Fields impressed as the starter and proved he can be a piece to build around moving forward.

To help the offense and the 11th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Bears added some pieces to the offense during the offseason. That included trading away the No. 1 overall pick in the draft for a massive package with the Carolina Panthers dealing wide receiver DJ Moore as a part of the exchange.

With any QB and WR connection, there are bound to be some hiccups in finding chemistry within the offense. Fortunately, Fields said the chemistry is coming along “quickly” coming out of minicamp and praised Moore’s performance as a veteran with the offense.

“It did come on quickly,” said Fields about the chemistry per ESPN’s Courtney Cronin. “I didn’t really expect anything because it’s different for each guy, but I feel like with DJ, his body language is pretty easy to read. Early on we communicated on how we want each route ran and stuff like that. Of course, he has a lot of experience. He’s been in the league for a good period of time now. He’s played a lot of football, so he knows different coverages really well. That’s one thing that I was kind of impressed about with the offense coming in and just understanding, seeing coverages really well on short routes and stuff like that. He’s been great. And you know, the chemistry has really picked up.”

Last season, Fields completed 60% of passes for 2,242 with 17 touchdowns but did produce 11 interceptions and the downfield passing attack struggled at times for the Bears. Darnell Mooney — Chicago’s top WR a season ago — finished the year with 493 yards.

The Bears are counting on the addition of Moore to help revitalize the passing attack and help Fields’ growth as a passer. In 5 seasons for the Panthers, Moore produced 5,201 receiving yards and 21 receiving touchdowns with 3 seasons of at least 1,100 yards.