Report: Packers offered Steelers second-round pick for Chase Claypool

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The Bears were able to acquire receiver Chase Claypool from the Steelers in exchange for their original second-round pick in 2023.

But Pittsburgh apparently had another offer on the table.

According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers offered their second-round pick in 2023 for Claypool. But Pittsburgh believed Chicago’s second-rounder would be “considerably higher” than Green Bay’s second-round selection by the time the season ends. That’s even though both teams are currently 3-5.

The Packers were looking for some help at receiver for a unit that has struggled to score in 2022. Green Bay hasn’t reached 30 points in a game yet and is averaging just 17.5 points per game in the team’s four-game losing streak.

Allen Lazard leads the team with 340 yards and four touchdowns. Tight end Robert Tonyan leads the club with 35 catches. Rookie Romeo doubt has 30 catches for 296 yards with three touchdowns.

But second-round pick Cristian Watson has caught just eight passes for 64 yards in five games. Free agent signee Sammy Watkins has nine receptions for 150 yards.

30 responses to “Report: Packers offered Steelers second-round pick for Chase Claypool

  1. Honestly, I think the Bears would’ve been better off letting the Pack have Claypool. There had to be someone out there cheaper. It does make the high 2nd the Bears traded more understandable though.

  2. If Pickett cant get the ball to him – how will Fields do it? It doesnt matter we have our 2 walking bandaids who seem to love being on the sidelines with Love.

  3. Yeah, I don’t buy it.
    The last thing Pittsburgh would want to see is Claypool excel on another team. And he’d have a much better chance of doing that with Rodgers than Fields. Plus Chicago will likely play harder throughout the season during their rebuilding process, whereas one could easily see Green Bay mail it in if they’re eliminated from the playoffs earlier than expected.
    Wouldn’t be surprised if the Packers and Bears picks aren’t that far apart in next year’s draft…

  4. Uh oh. Lions, Vikes and Bears all making moves. But nothing from the Packers. Aaron is going to be super crabby again.

  5. Claypool did not fit as a slot receiver in Pittsburgh, but Matt Canada kept trying to use him there. Hopefully he will have a better chance to succeed in Chicago. I hate seeing a player’s career screwed up when he is moved into a position he is not suited for.

  6. For reasons known only to him, Claypool thinks he’s elite and is going to want a huge new contract next year. The Bears are welcome to that situation.

  7. Fields has a 42QBR and a bought in locker room.
    Rodgers has a 38.2QBR and well…

    Same record and it’s probably a coin flip at this rate.

    The tide is turning in the North.

  8. I keep waiting to see an update on the wire that the Packers traded for someone, anyone, but I can’t find anything.

    This can’t possibly be accurate. Right? Right?

    I mean they couldn’t possibly be packing it in on a wasted season, could they?

  9. Lmao, now the relationship between the inept front office in Green Bay and their diva QB who thinks he’s the GM is gonna be strained even more. I love this implosion in the land of the cheese.

  10. I don’t blame the Packers for not expending draft capital on a season that’s not likely going anywhere. The better route would be to pick up a low-cost wide receiver free agent Who is available right now.

  11. The tide certainly has turned in the AFC North and now the Packers are racing to the bottom in the NFC .

  12. The Bears got rid of Roquin Smith and Quinn but trade for discontented Claypool??? The Bears are still the Bears and bottom of the division.

  13. The reason the Bears made the trade is that next year’s free agent WR market is already weak before any off season trades or re-signings and the rookie WR market is considered weak as well. The Bears were highly unlikely to get a receiver who could benefit them more in the second round of the draft. Now instead of reaching in the draft or over paying in a bidding war for marginal WR talent the Bears can focus on the trenches and other positions of need. Do you remember the ridiculous contracts being handed to second tier WR’s last year – The Bears just removed themselves from that process. They have a big bodied, good route running receiver with good hands who is very good at going up and getting 50/50 balls and is good after the catch. Pittsburgh has Nagy 2.0 as their offensive coordinator and he keeps forcing players out of their strengths. Claypool is NOT a slot receiver and should thrive in Getsy’s offense when used correctly. He is only 1.5 million next year so he gets a season and a half to see if he gets re-signed as a Bear. Is it the perfect answer, no it is not, but Poles was doing the best he could in a difficult situation.

  14. Packers should have just ponied up and offered their 1st for Brandin Cooks or Elijah Moore.

    Would’ve been better than whoever Brian Gutekunst was going to select with that pick anyway.

  15. Claypool has a ton of physical talent and size, but he doesn’t get separation. If the Bears can put him in the right scheme, he could be really productive. Pittsburgh could not figure out how to use hm beyond jet sweeps.

  16. The first mistake was allowing Rodgers to have a say in front office decisions. He’s responsible for hanging onto Bahktiari past his expiration date. He’s responsible for Davante Adams looking for a change of scenery. He’s responsible for innumerable behind-the-scenes actions we’ll never know about. He’s an eleven-year postseason loser. The second mistake was re-signing him. It may take the Packers three-to-five years to recover. I’ll return to Lambeau when Rodgers is gone, not injured, not benched……gone.

  17. With Aaron’s aversion to unproven rookie WR’s (and the fact that the 2023 rookie WR class doesn’t look to be outstanding), the Packer’s could have upped the ante to their 2nd round pick and maybe a 5th or 6th rounder.

    Either way, the Packers aren’t going anywhere this season. But at least they would have had a headstart on 2023 with Rogers getting “confidence” in a veteran WR.

    Because Rogers has to play for GB in 2023 or they take a $100M cap hit(due to his recently signed $150M extension).

  18. The first mistake was allowing Rodgers to have a say in front office decisions. He’s responsible for hanging onto Bahktiari past his expiration date.
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    No, he’s not.

    Bakh had another All-Pro season in 2020, his 5th. He was pretty much the undisputed top LT in football. And only 29-years old. Re-signing him was an absolute no brainer.

    Its impossible to predict injury. THAT is the issue.

  19. I’ll return to Lambeau when Rodgers is gone, not injured, not benched……gone.
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    Watch out for that swinging door.

  20. He’s responsible for Davante Adams looking for a change of scenery.
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    Prove it.

  21. With Aaron’s aversion to unproven rookie WR’s (and the fact that the 2023 rookie WR class doesn’t look to be outstanding), the Packer’s could have upped the ante to their 2nd round pick and maybe a 5th or 6th rounder.
    ==========

    He doesn’t trust these guys. Its warranted. Watch the all-22, they aren’t running their routes, he can’t trust them to be where they are supposed to be. Even the announcers are calling it out (Wash and Jets game)

    I’d love to hear the Packers radio broadcasts and what they are saying.

    .. meh on Claypool. Hockenson, I would have sold out, 100%

  22. stellarperformance says:

    I’ll return to Lambeau when Rodgers is gone, not injured, not benched……gone.
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    So, you dumped your season tickets? Should have dumped them before the season started – they would have been worth more…

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