The Chicago Bears are adding a prominent wide receiver to complement quarterback Justin Fields today.
In a move announced Tuesday afternoon, the Bears agreed to send a second-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for Chase Claypool.
"Comp update: Bears traded a second-round pick for WR Chase Claypool, per source," Adam Schefter announced this afternoon.
Claypool, a second-round pick of the Steelers back in 2020, should immediately slide into a starting wide receiver role for Chicago.
In each of his first two NFL seasons with Pittsburgh, Claypool caught at least 59 passes for 860 yards. The third-year receiver out of Notre Dame also caught 9 touchdowns during his rookie campaign in 2020.
With subpar quarterback play in Pittsburgh this season, Claypool's numbers have diminished slightly, only grabbing 32 receptions for 311 yards and a single touchdown through eight games this year.
His first chance to make an impact for Chicago will come in Week 9 when the Bears host the Miami Dolphins.