3 reasons D.J. Moore could be set for bigger things in 2021

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The D.J. Moore disrespect

In three NFL seasons, D.J. Moore has yet to be named a Pro Bowler despite worthy numbers.

Moore believes if the Carolina Panthers had won more in his first three seasons in the league, he’d have earned this distinction already.

And he’s probably right.

In a stacked NFC South division of receivers like Julio Jones, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Michael Thomas, Moore has been easily overlooked in large part due to the wideouts mentioned having more winning success.

But not only has the lack of recognition been in the division, but it’s also now throughout the league. In a recent article on Pro Football Focus, Moore wasn’t listed in the NFL’s top 32 wide receivers.

That means according to this writer, at least 32 receivers are better than Moore.

Honestly, that’s hard to get behind.

An absolutely staggering take when one considers his level of production.

Moore was only one of nine wide receivers last season to even have a 1,000-yard year and that was with sub-par quarterback play by Teddy Bridgewater.

It’ll be another learning experience with another new quarterback in Sam Darnold. But Moore certainly hears the critics around him.

Speaking of a new quarterback, that leads us to reason two.