Bears News: Chase Claypool finally has a new NFL home

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The Chicago Bears are coming off their first win of the season. It was a long time coming but they finally got it done with a Thursday Night Football win over the Washington Commanders.

There is no doubt that this was a huge win for them as it also ended a franchise-long 14-game losing streak that lasted 347 days. To go almost an entire calendar year without a win was very hard but it is finally over. This win also likely saved the job of head coach Matt Eberflus.

Another thing that is finally over is the saga that saw Chase Claypool as a Chicago Bears wide receiver. They gave up a 2023 second-round pick for him last season which obviously turned out to be a horrific trade for Ryan Poles and his staff.

Luckily, Poles was able to recognize a mistake that he made and he wasn’t stubborn about it. Although things don’t seem different in Chicago Bears land, recognizing a mistake and doing something about it isn’t something that a lot of former GMs did so quickly.

Things did not go well for the Chicago Bears with Chase Claypool.

Claypool was a healthy scratch in each of their last two games. It was becoming more and more clear that he was going to be moved as it just wasn’t working for either side.

On Friday, they finally got a deal done as they traded him to the Miami Dolphins. There were a lot of teams involved in trying to get him but a deal was eventually made with them.

The Bears are sending a seventh-round pick in 2025 with Claypool to the Dolphins and getting a 2025 6th in return. It is not much but Claypool is out and not causing a distraction to the franchise anymore.

It is a shame that the former Notre Dame standout didn’t work out on the Bears but things happen. He seemed to have some chemistry with Justin Fields off the field but it never amounted to anything in games.

He wasn’t very good in a Bears uniform. He had 18 catches for 191 yards and one touchdown in 10 games during his time with them. DJ Moore had more yards than that in one game on Thursday night. Of course, the Bears went 0-10 with Claypool there.

These stats come from Adam Schefter who also confirms that both the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers offered a second for him in 2022. Green Bay was lucky because the Pittsburgh Steelers accepted Chicago’s offer instead. What a disaster.

Hopefully, a lot of time goes by before the Chicago Bears make another trade this bad. Now, everybody can forget about it and move on to the future.

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