Chase Claypool becomes first rookie receiver in Super Bowl era with 10 TD in 10 games

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Think of all the great receivers of the Super Bowl era. Think of all the receivers who had great rookie seasons in the Super Bowl era.

None has scored 10 touchdowns in 10 games, until now.

According to the NFL, Steelers receiver Chase Claypool scored his 10th touchdown in his 10th career game. He’s the first rookie receiver in the Super Bowl era to do that.

He’s also only the fourth to ever do it, joining Billy Howton (who scored 11 in 1952), Bill Groman (10 in 1960), and Harlon Hill (10 in 1954).

Randy Moss, perhaps the most impactful rookie receiver of the Super Bowl era, scored seven touchdowns in 10 games. He scored 10 in the final six, however.

So there’s the mandate, Chase. Score 10 more over the next six games.

But even if he doesn’t it’s safe to say that Claypool won’t be omitted from any more top-10 rookie lists.

13 responses to “Chase Claypool becomes first rookie receiver in Super Bowl era with 10 TD in 10 games

  1. Moss by his own admission played when he felt like it. If Claypool puts in consistent effort, he could pass Moss’s rookie numbers.

  2. Claypool has looked good against mediocre competition. The playoffs will be a different story.

  3. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Claypool has looked good against mediocre competition.
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    Pretty sure the Patriots aren’t on the Steelers schedule this year…

  4. Whoever evaluates receiver talent and coaches them up on the Steelers should get some recognition because this is incredible how they just churn out star receivers year after year.

  5. I would have bet money Moss did it, shocked to learn otherwise. I’m not a Pittsburgh fan at all, but very happy to see Mapletron lighting it up.

  6. lastwordonpft says:
    November 22, 2020 at 9:58 pm
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Claypool has looked good against mediocre competition.
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    Pretty sure the Patriots aren’t on the Steelers schedule this year…
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    Don’t be fooled by this Jets fan parading around as a pretend Pats fan. Can you imaging spending your days like that, I sure can’t.

  7. It should be noted how much harder it was to score TDs when Moss accomplished his record for rookie TDs. Normalize for era I’m sure it would be like someone scoring 25 in a season today.

  8. @voiceofreason:
    they may have tried to maul Randy, but I’m sure the tape will show that it wasn’t happening. Can’t maul a guy you can’t catch. and normalizing for ANY era, you show that much production, Defenses are game planning against YOU.

  9. Claypool was #10 WR (of all WR’s) in ESPN fantasy scoring going into yesterday, yet he didn’t make ESPN’s Top 10 Rookie list?

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