Chicago’s No. 1 receiver is going to need surgery.
The Bears will have to do without one of their best offensive weapons. Injured in the ankle, Darnell Mooney was forced to leave the meeting against the Jets, and Matt Eberflus confirmed at a press conference that the receiver will have to undergo an operation which will end his season.
Much like last year, Mooney was Chicago’s top air option this year. He caught 40 receptions for 493 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Upon his return, Justin Fields will therefore have to deal with a body of receivers that includes Chase Claypool, Dante Pettis, Byron Pringle, Velus Jones and Equanimeous St. Brown. With a record of 3 wins and 9 losses, the Monsters of the Midway emerge in last place in their division and in the National Conference.