In a recent announcement, the Chicago Bears added wide receiver Chase Claypool via trade of the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a 2023 second-round draft pick.
According to the Chicago Bears, Claypool has a career total of 14 touchdowns since entering the league as the 49th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He has started in 27 of 39 career NFL games while recording 153 receptions, 2,044 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns, in addition to 32 rushing attempts for 167 yards and two touchdowns.
In 2020, Claypool received PFWA All-Rookie team honors after posting 889 yards from scrimmage and 11 total touchdowns.
He is one of six wide receivers since 2000 with 11 or more touchdowns in their rookie season. He was the only first-year wide receiver with 10 or more touchdowns, and he finished tied for second-most touchdowns among all rookies.
Claypool has started eight games in 2022, recording 32 receptions for 311 yards and one touchdown. He’s also added eight carries for 55 yards.
Joseph Phillips is the Sports Editor for the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He is a Chicago native, who has been a sports writer for over 17 years. He also hosts the SC Media News and Sports Network Q&A radio show on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago.