Before this year’s trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Steelers sent wide receiver Chase Claypool to the Chicago Bears.
After an outstanding rookie season with the Steelers in 2020, Claypool’s production began to fall on Pittsburgh’s offense. The previous second-round pick had just one touchdown in eight games earlier this year.
Claypool recently noted a drop in usage on the Steelers’ Matt Canada-led offense.
“At some point, for some reason, the view was, ‘He’s not a threat in the red zone,'” said the 24-year-old WR. chicago sun times“Or for some reason ‘he’s not a threat to Deep Ball’. I don’t know when that happened, but I started to ‘form’ out of those things.”
“So it was very difficult to make big plays because every time a big play was planned, I was on the other side of it.”
Claypool made little action in his first game against the Bears last weekend. But while Chicago’s offense has adopted a run-heavy style, he should get more targets this Sunday as he studies his week-long playbook further.
The Bears will face the Detroit Lions this weekend in their Week 10 game.