The Chicago Bears have a weak offense because the talent isn’t there yet. Justin Fields has taken many big steps so far and looks like someone that can be a start in this league. However, he needs some help. They made an attempt to get him some help on Tuesday afternoon.
In a trade, the Chicago Bears added Chase Claypool from the Pittsburgh Steelers. They have up some draft capital to get him but they felt that adding another good wide receiver was worth a deal like that. It just might be.
Fields needs some help. Darnell Mooney and both running backs are good but they need much more in order for Fields to take a big step. Adding someone like Claypool to the mix will really help them in certain situations. Fields now has another good player to throw to.
Claypool was drafted in the second round (49th overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame. This was six picks after the Chicago Bears drafted Cole Kmet (also out of Notre Dame). Now, these two are reunited in the same offense once again.
The Chicago Bears are doing what they can to help Justin Fields grow his game.
It is tough to see the Bears give up a valuable draft pick but Claypool can really help Justin Fields grow this year and next year. We don’t know what either of their statuses will be after that point but there is hope that they will both be stars.
Claypool isn’t an elite receiver or anything like that just yet but he has only had a bad version of Ben Roethlisberger, Mitch Trubisky, and Kenny Pickett throwing him footballs. You’d like to think that Justin Fields will help him grow as a receiver just as much.
This is a big trade for the Bears. It came right after the Bears traded Roquan Smith and Robert Quinn in the few days prior. They clearly know that the idea is for the offense to take big steps. They know they are going to get the defense going again but the offense needs to develop.
It is nice to see that they felt the need to give Fields some more help before the season was over. A lot can be learned between now and the end of the year. Hopefully, this is the beginning of what makes Justin Fields truly become a star.