3 ways Chicago Bears got immediate impact from Chase Claypool
1. Chicago Bears can mix and match with Chase Claypool
As noted, the Chicago Bears can run it behind the line, and they can throw it deep. Justin Fields even saw that when the Dolphins went off coverage, he can throw a short pass to Claypool, and Claypool can turn that into a first down.
That is what makes him dangerous, he can be a versatile threat. That is also what makes Luke Getsy dangerous. He is starting to dial the right buttons, and you can tell. A lot of that is coming from having the right pieces.
The addition of N’Keal Harry and Chase Claypool have allowed him to move the wide receivers he does have around. Harry, Claypool, and St. Brown can all block, and Getsy has them all line up at tight ends sometimes. Then, all of them move outside.
Darnell Mooney and Dante Pettis are often shuffling in the slot, but you even saw Cole Kmet out In the slot too.
Beyond that, Khari Blassingame, and Trevon Wesco are move players who can line up at fullback and tight end. Luke Getsy adding a versatile piece in Claypool can complement the versatility that he already has as he can now put them in more positions to succeed.
You can easily look at the box score of the first game of Chase Claypool and say what you want as a Steelers fan, but it is hard to deny that Chase Claypool had an impact on this game. If the differences are notable after just a few days in the offense, things could really ramp up down the stretch run.