The Carolina Panthers acquired the first overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft from the Chicago Bears, according to multiple reports.

The Panthers will send the ninth overall pick, a 2024 first-round pick, wide receiver DJ Moore, this year’s 61st pick and a 2025 second-round pick to the Bears for the top pick, where they will likely select an attacking player.

The Panthers had three different starting quarterbacks last season and also traded superstar running back Christian McCaffrey, but still managed to stay alive for playoff contention until late in the season.

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The midfield logo at Bank of America Stadium is seen before the game between the New York Jets and the Carolina Panthers on September 12, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The midfield logo at Bank of America Stadium is seen before the game between the New York Jets and the Carolina Panthers on September 12, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Mike Comer/Getty Images)

Alabama’s Bryce Young and Ohio State’s CJ Stroud are expected to be the top two picks in the NFL Draft. The Houston Texans select second. However, Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson has skyrocketed up the draft boards.

The trade ensures that Justin Fields is the guy in Chicago. He became the third quarterback in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season last year.

But Fields now has a new top receiver. In his five NFL seasons, Moore has 5,201 receiving yards and eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark every season from 2019 to 2021. His seven touchdowns last season were a career-high.

Alabama Crimson Tide's Bryce Young runs to the offensive group in the fourth quarter against the Austin Peay Governors at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 19, 2022 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Alabama Crimson Tide’s Bryce Young runs to the offensive group in the fourth quarter against the Austin Peay Governors at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 19, 2022 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Moore will join receivers Darnell Mooney and Chase Claypool, who have shown promise in their young careers but took a step back last season.

Carolina now has more than $22.7 million in cap space, saving more than $10 million by trading Moore, according to OverTheCap.