Darnell Mooney Looking Like Breakout Candidate at Training Camp

Isaiah De Los Santos
Chicago Bears wideout Darnell Mooney is showing serious flashes at training camp.
Chicago Bears wideout Darnell Mooney is showing serious flashes at training camp. / James Gilbert/Getty Images

There is a considerable amount of buzz around Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney heading into his second season. He flashed some serious potential as a rookie despite an unstable quarterback situation, and a Year 2 leap could see him take his game to the next level.

It turns out Mooney is backing up the hype with his early play at training camp.

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The reports out of camp on Mooney are absolutely glowing. Head coach Matt Nagy has been particularly vocal about how great the wideout looks, adding on to the optimism regarding a possible breakout year.

Mooney shined after being a fifth-round pick by the Bears in 2020. He turned 98 targets into 61 receptions, 631 yards and 4 TDs. He seemed like a walking highlight waiting to happen with his impressive route running, and that could be key to a monster year this season.

Mooney taking off alongside Allen Robinson would be huge as Chicago looks to improve upon its 8-8 record in 2020. They own +200 odds to make the playoffs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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