Former Packers coach Luke Getsy has a WR Green Bay wanted
Wide receiver was in short supply early this week in the NFC North. The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears came into the season with their wide receiving corps ranking near the bottom of most analysts’ lists. Both teams sustained injuries at the position earlier in the season. Former Packers quarterback’s coach, Luke Getsy’s current team, was able to score a wide receiver at the trade deadline.
Reports came out this week that the Packers and Bears were in the market for the same wide receiver, Chase Claypool. Both teams offered a second-round pick. Because the Pittsburgh Steelers expected the Packers to have a better season than the Bears, they chose the Bears as a trade partner.
Getsy was asked about the Bears stealing Claypool
Getsy, now the Bears offensive coordinator, was asked Thursday by Chicago Tribune reporter Dan Wiederer if he apologized to Packers head coach Matt LaFleur for taking the popular wide receiver at the trade deadline. He offered an amusing response:
“They were trying to get him? That’s how in the dark I am. You just enlightened me. I had no idea.”
I asked Luke Getsy if he had to send an apology text to Matt LaFleur for stealing Chase Claypool.
"They were trying to get him? That’s how in the dark I am. You just enlightened me. I had no idea."
— Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) November 3, 2022
That’s a very tongue-in-cheek response by Getsy. There’s no way the former Packers’ coach had no idea Claypool was wanted by Green Bay. Between news reports and typical locker room banter, you can be assured Getsy knew the Packers wanted Claypool. However, Getsy has to be relieved the Bears did something the Packers don’t typically do. They pulled the trigger on a trade before the deadline.