LAKE FOREST, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF)–The Chicago Bears have acquired wide receiver Chase Claypool from the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a 2023 second-round draft pick, pending a physical.
Claypool has 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.
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.
Bears’ General Manager Ryan Poles wanted another weapon for Justin Fields.
“I like the way Justin is trending, and I think adding another big body who’s physical, explosive, great leaping ability, can stretch the field, but also is violent with the ball in his hand as well as a blocker, I think that enhances everyone around him,” said Poles during a press conference Tuesday afternoon.