Amidst Make-or-Break Year For Bears, 6-4 Ft WR Chase Claypool Spotted in Paris, Mastering The Art Of Modeling

Published 06/27/2023, 7:58 AM EDT

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The NFL and fashion have long been intertwined, creating a unique blend of sports and style. Over the years, several players have explored the fashion world during their offseasons, showcasing their versatility beyond the gridiron. Notable athletes like Victor Cruz and Cam Newton have strutted down runways, gracing fashion labels with their presence. 

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Adding to this list is the recently traded Chicago Bears wide receiver, who made headlines by making his mark on the fashion scene. With such a diverse background, what can we expect from this talented WR in the upcoming NFL season? Will his fashion flair translate into on-field success? 

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Chase Claypool’s remarkable skills have made a significant mark in his NFL career. Since joining the league, he has amassed impressive statistics, including 167 passes for 2,184 yards and 12 TDs. He totaled eight receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns in the postseason (two games). Claypool’s ability to outmaneuver defenders and make acrobatic catches has made him a formidable threat on the field. As former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster once said, “Chase is a playmaker. He’s a guy who can change the game in one play.” 

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Chase Claypool is a talented football player who has now dabbled in some modeling. His good looks and confidence might soon make him famous in fashion. Notably, when Claypool walked the runway, his moment was tweeted by NFL insider Dov Kleiman. Kleiman supported Claypool’s foray into fashion, writing, “#Bears WR Chase Claypool is currently modeling in Paris, France.” He also shared this milestone on Instagram, captioning it “Always working.” It certainly highlighted Chase’s ability to excel beyond the football field, generating excitement and curiosity about his potential in sports and fashion.

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This was after he found himself amid controversy when he spoke openly about his self-motivation during an interview. While some criticized Claypool’s comments, others supported his ambition and determination. Analysts and fans are excited to see how he’ll make an impact with the Chicago Bears. As Claypool himself stated, “I’m excited to prove what I can do on the field and help my team win. So my expectation for myself is to play, but I also have got to be smart.” The anticipation surrounding his upcoming season is palpable.

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In 2020, Chase Claypool predominantly lined up outside, with only 155 and 146 snaps in the slot. Similarly, in 2021, he saw limited slot usage with 146 snaps compared to 655 out wide. However, despite the limited opportunities, Claypool showcased his potential in games with a higher slot snap percentage. Notably, in a game against the Eagles, he had a season-high 42.9% slot snap and recorded four touchdowns. 

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Chase is a mismatch nightmare for defenses. His size and athleticism make him a threat anywhere on the field. If used effectively, he can become a reliable target for Justin Fields, especially as a big slot receiver, using his size advantage against nickel corners, particularly in the red zone. With Claypool’s addition, the Bears might have found the missing piece that could propel them to success this season.

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