Chicago quarterback Justin Fields took a hard hit from Kansas City linebacker Willie Gay in the fourth quarter and was wobbly following the jolt to his facemask. Fields attempted to go to the Bears huddle to call the next play, but Moore could see that his QB was having trouble.
Looking out for his teammate, Moore pulled Fields away from the huddle and forced him toward the sideline to get attention from the team's training staff.
This is great stuff: DJ Moore can tell something is wrong with Justin Fields, so he forces him to go to the team’s sideline.— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) September 24, 2023
Awesome teammate. Health comes first.
Fields shouldn't have tried to play anyway after appearing dazed with possible concussion symptoms. But there was certainly no need to take even the slightest risk to his health with the Bears trailing 41–0. Moore made sure Fields didn't do more to hurt himself and NFL fans noticed.
the bears have been pure garbage but good on dj moore for getting justin fields out of the game when he was clearly not okay— katie dzwierzynski (@kdzwierzynski) September 24, 2023
DJ Moore doing the right thing, pulling Justin Fields back as he headed to the huddle. Have to assume concussion. Bad day for Bears could be getting worse.— Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) September 24, 2023
Sucks to see Justin Fields like this, DJ Moore is such a good teammate looking out for him.— Max Markham (@MaxMarkhamNFL) September 24, 2023
Dr. Alan Sills, CMO of the #NFL, said this week that around 1/3 of concussions are either self-reported or reported by a teammate/coach/etc. Good on DJ Moore for getting his QB checked out.— DocFlynn (@DocFlynnNFL) September 24, 2023
Fields ended up not missing a snap. As a nice footnote for the moment, he threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Moore. But the receiver made a far more important play that won't show up in the box score.