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“Damn. This is heartbreaking”: Steelers Nation Calls Out Poor Admin Over Chase Claypool’s Exit on Trade Deadline

Published 11/02/2022, 11:00 AM EDT

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The Chicago Bears have acquired wide receiver Chase Claypool from the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bears also had other moves up their sleeve, sending defensive end Robert Quinn to the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Claypool had 153 catches and 12 touchdowns over the last two seasons. The 2020 second-round pick from Notre Dame goes to Chicago with Justin Fields as his new quarterback.


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Claypool put out an emotional tweet addressing the trade. He tweeted, “I will always have an unbelievable amount of love for Steelers Nation and the organization that drafted me out of Notre Dame.”  The receiver also added that he was beyond grateful to the people in Pittsburgh for embracing and giving him lifelong memories. He ended his statement by saying, “Now… Back to business in the Midwest.”

Fans react to Claypool’s trade

The trade received a mixed bag of reactions. Steelers fans were sad to see their receiver go. Many believe that the receiver is better suited to Pittsburg’s lineup.

Bears fans, on the other hand, were ecstatic. There were the expected few who did not like the trade.


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This fan feels emotional

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This fan is heartbroken over the trade

ESPN’s NFL insider Field Yates says

This fan wishes Claypool the best

Another fan hopes Claypool will do great things in Chicago

One fan is heartbroken but still wishes the receiver

Another fan posted a GIF of a dancing bear

Despite some displeasure and sadness regarding the news, fans wished the WR the best.


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Where do the Bears stand?

The Steelers traded their wide receiver for a 2023 second-round draft pick. Bears fans have been at it with demands to make changes that will aid their quarterback Justin Fields.

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With Claypool in their offensive lineup, he can help stretch the field alongside Darnell Mooney. The Bears’ general manager, Ryan Poles’ decision to bring in new talent signifies their need to build a solid defense around Fields. The Bears are currently 3-5 in the league, seeded behind the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers in the NFC North. Next up, the team will take on the Miami Dolphins who are currently at 5-3. The Bears Nation will look forward to seeing Claypool in action this season.


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Written by:

Anika Gomez


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Anika Gomez is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She holds a degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English from the National School of Journalism and Public Discourse. Anika loves American Football, Formula 1, Basketball, and Tennis.
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Gurjyot Singh Dadial