5 biggest disappointments entering Chicago Bears bye week
1. Chicago Bears need to see Chase Claypool shine after the bye
This one is pretty obvious. While the last two games have shown progress, the first three games were a slow grind as we saw Chase Claypool eased into the offense. The team essentially had two different routes for him to run, he was not hustling as a blocker, and he has done little when it comes to yards after the catch.
The bye week is going to be a huge moment for Claypool to try to get himself together and come out showing why the team traded for him. It was worth noting that his snaps went up the past two weeks, and he started to get more routes over the middle of the field. They are finding more ways to bring him into the offense.
Still, the Chicago Bears trading what looks to be a top-35 pick for Claypool adds all kinds of expectations. Beyond that, he will enter 2023 on the last year of his contract, so the team has to start thinking of an extension as well. Some of this is on Claypool, and some of this is out of his control. however, when you combine it all it is easy to get worried about what Claypool has brought to the table so far.