bOn Thursday, WR D.J. Moore was asked about Head Coach Matt Rhule saying the wideouts needed to help QB Baker Mayfield by getting open and his response was telling and he may have thrown a some shade at Mayfield while answering.
Reporters pointed out to Moore that he has been open for his entire career, but he seemed to say that the QB doesn’t see a player being open as them actually being open.
Moore has been no stranger to subpar QB play. Over the past couple of seasons, he’s worked with Teddy Bridgewater, P.J. Walker, Cam Newton, and Sam Darnold. He’s put up at least 1,100 yards and has never gone for fewer than 788 in a season, which he did in his rookie season.
Moore has just 7 catches for 88 yards with 1 touchdown. If this pace was maintained all season, he would have 40 receptions for 499 yards, which would both be career lows.
Panthers WR D.J. Moore. Photo courtsey of Mitchell Leff/Getty Images