Week 1 was an embarrassment for the Chicago Bears and their fan base. After an offseason filled with plenty of hope going into the 2023 campaign, the Bears laid an egg at home against the Green Bay Packers.
There were plenty of disappointments we saw from the Bears on Sunday, but one of them in particular was the lack of effort from wide receiver Chase Claypool. He jogged through routes, failed to put forth any effort when it came to blocking and looked flat-out uninterested.
The Bears need to admit failure on the Claypool trade and part ways with him immediately. There is no other way to say it. Let's check in on a few trades the Bears could try and pull off just to cut their losses as soon as possible.
Trade Number 1: Chase Claypool heads from the Bears to the Bills
The Bills opened the season 0-1 and after an offseason where Brandon Beane acknowledged needing another playmaker, it appears they could still use one. Even though the Bills drafted Dalton Kincaid, adding someone with the potential to be used in a variety of ways, like Claypool, could be beneficial.
In this trade, the Bears receive a fourth-round pick in exchange for Claypool. Yes, the Bears gave up a second rounder in this year's draft to acquire Claypool. But, it hasn't worked out. Maybe, if Claypool was part of a locker room with legitimate hope at winning a Super Bowl, he'd be able to thrive.
It's sad that he would need a winning environment to change his attitude and effort, but that's what appears to be the case.