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Moore: Bears would ride through 'H-E-L-L and back' with Caleb

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Chicago Bears receiver D.J. Moore is backing rookie quarterback Caleb Williams after advocating for the club to keep Justin Fields.

"Business is business," Moore told reporters this week. "I seen it coming. So, at the end of the day, he was the quarterback last year, now we got Caleb. We're gonna ride through H-E-L-L and back with him, so I'm just looking forward to seeing what he put out."

The Bears' offense is attempting to build chemistry ahead of next season after selecting Williams with the first overall pick in the NFL draft in April. The former USC star struggled during the team's 11-on-11 session earlier this week, holding onto the ball too long or throwing late.

Moore is preaching patience for Williams and the rest of the offense as they become acclimated to offensive coordinator Shane Waldron's system in his first year with the franchise.

"With him, you just got to know that growing pains will be there," Moore said.

After a 7-10 finish that saw them miss the playoffs for a third consecutive season, the Bears went on a shopping spree in the offseason to improve their offense, signing D'Andre Swift, acquiring Keenan Allen in a March trade, and drafting Rome Odunze.

Moore jokingly shared that his motivation to show up for voluntary OTAs included more than just building a repertoire with his rookie QB.

"Shoot, 200 grand on the line," Moore said, referring to a workout bonus." I want to be here and make that money. Outside of that, you got to get the connection down with Caleb and with everybody, even Rome and the whole room."

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