The Packers were reportedly the favorite to land Chase Claypool before this afternoon
It’s clear that the Green Bay Packers needed some help on the offensive side of the football. With quarterback Aaron Rodgers having limited weapons at wide receiver, Green Bay needed to add at the trade deadline.
And it sounds like they had a target before he ended up in Chicago.
Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Chase Claypool was a target of the Packers per multiple reports on Tuesday before he was eventually traded to the Bears. And judging by what Josina Anderson is reporting, Chicago swooped in with a better offer and landed the former Notre Dame standout:
As of 8am this morning I'm told "it was looking like Green Bay was potentially going to offer the best deal for Chase (Claypool)," per league source. Obviously the #Bears have swooped in and nabbed the #Steelers WR.
— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) November 1, 2022
So not only did the Packers have a target that they missed out on, but he goes to an NFC North rival after they swooped in and made a better offer.
Look, Claypool probably wasn’t the difference in this team making a legit run. But either way, this is super disappointing to hear.
Especially after the Vikings also got better at the deadline by acquiring T.J. Hockenson. It’s going to be an interesting rest of the season in Green Bay. And if things get worse, then who knows what could happen this offseason.