The Panthers’ trade to land the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft from the Bears had NFL Twitter picking sides over whether Carolina got fleeced.
The Panthers and Bears lit up NFL Twitter on Friday evening by agreeing to a trade to send the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft from Chicago to Carolina.
The Bears were expected to trade the top pick to a quarterback-needy team and they found their partner in a Panthers team eager to give new head coach Frank Reich a franchise quarterback.
The cost? Carolina is giving up multiple picks in this year’s draft and the next two, along with wide receiver DJ Moore.
How NFL Twitter reacted to Panthers-Bears trade for No. 1 pick
Some liked the deal on both sides, looking at positive gains for the Bears and Panthers alike.
However, others thought it was a bad one for the Panthers, who they believe got “fleeced” by giving up that much to move up for an unproven quarterback.
Much of the criticism of the Panthers centered around the addition of DJ Moore in the trade.
Panthers fans weren’t having it though. The prospect of bringing in a franchise quarterback outweighs the rest for them.
Pretty much everyone was in agreement that it was a great day for the Bears though.
Meanwhile, the Texans were out there catching strays because of their role in gifting the Bears the No. 1 pick in the first place.
Now the speculation can begin as to which quarterback the Panthers intend to select with the No. 1 pick. Alabama’s Bryce Young, Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud and Florida’s Anthony Richardson have all been discussed as potential top picks but it all depends on Carolina’s preference.