The Chicago Bears are not done making moves this deadline as they have acquired wide receiver Chase Claypool from the Pittsburgh Steelers for a second-round pick, per Adam Schefter.
Chase Claypool has had quite the career arc in Pittsburgh, from scoring 11 touchdowns as a rookie to only having four since the beginning of the 2021 season, his time in Pittsburgh ends as he now goes to the Chicago Bears to help them with the rebuild.
It has been confirmed by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero that it is a 2023 second-round pick.
It has been confirmed that the pick is the Bears’ original pick and not the one they got from Baltimore for Roquan Smith.
The Steelers are a team that can seemingly get wide receivers from anything. Turning a third-round pick into Diontae Johnson, a second into Claypool, and a second into George Pickens. The Steelers had the best receiver in the NFL for over half a decade from a sixth-round pick. The Steelers will be just fine, as Claypool’s dominant rookie year looks to be something of the distant past he is still capable of great games like he had against Tampa Bay earlier this season.
The Bears are getting a big-body target who plays smaller than his frame for the majority of his career. The height, weight, and speed variables are there, but he needs to use them effectively.