2. Chase Claypool is much more comfortable in Luke Getsy’s offense this year
Much has been made about Ryan Poles’ decision to trade a second-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for Chase Claypool.
For a player whom most would currently label as Poles’ biggest mistake as General Manager, he sure looked like a force to be reckoned with during the Chicago Bears Family Fest yesterday.
It is obvious that Chase Claypool was not comfortable last season. He had to learn a completely new playbook and develop chemistry with a quarterback he never previously played with.
Now equipped with a full offseason in Getsy’s offense under his belt, Chase Claypool is unrecognizable to the player who drew the ire of Chicago Bears fans and pundits last season.
His unique blend of size, catch radius and speed make him the X Factor for the Chicago Bears offense. With D.J. Moore being the primary focus of the defense, Claypool found himself open on multiple occasions, making numerous big plays and scoring a touchdown during 11 on 11 drills.
His passion for the game is often called into question, but in the eyes of this journalist, that talk should be silenced. At one point, Claypool completely laid out for a pass on the sideline where he was ruled just out of bounds.
He put his body on the line at Chicago Bears Family Fest during a season he has already called the “biggest in his career.”
An injury yesterday would’ve been devastating for Chase Claypool’s contract negotiations. Despite this, he put on a show and risked injury for his teammates and those in attendance.
The Chase Claypool revenge tour may just be getting started.