5 questions Chicago Bears must answer at Atlanta Falcons
3. Will Chicago Bears get Chase Claypool more involved
One of the weirder developments on Sunday was seeing Chase Claypool lose playing time after his first game. He went from 26 snaps to 19, and from a 35% workload to a 31% share. You can argue it is just a play or two here and there, but at the same time, you would have to expect more involvement after a week with the team, not less.
If he went from 19 to 26, and 31% to 35%, nobody would even mention his snap counts so far. It is weird that they threw him, then eased him back a bit. So, the question becomes will he be moved into a bigger role this week?
As of now, it seems as though he has a package. That package is about 30% of the time, and if they do not get to it, then he loses playing time. Until they view him as a starting wideout, it may stay in the same range.
Beyond that, will N’Keal Harry remain inactive? He was another player who was slowly increasing his snaps, then poof, he lost them.
A group of Claypool, Harry, Darnell Mooney, and Byron Pringle is better than Mooney, Equanimeous St. Brown, Dante Pettis, and Pringle, which is currently what is happening. We need that to change.