The Green Bay Packers are facing an extremely difficult task. Starting 3-3, the Packers are looking to play some real powerhouse teams in the next few weeks. Traveling to Buffalo, at home against the Cowboys, and traveling to Philadelphia are three of their next five games. To have a chance to win any of those games the offense needs to get on track. According to Colin Cowherd that can be done with one major move. Chase Claypool has been a topic of conversation for the Packers for a while now. Even Colin Cowherd is getting in on the conversation.
Colin Cowherd Says Packers Need To Get Chase Claypool Now
Chase Claypool is a big, strong, healthy wide receiver. He’s a young volume receiver. You’re going to get 60-70 catches a year from Chase Claypool. He’s with the Steelers but the Steelers drafted George Pickens out of Georgia, he’s amazing. They’ve also got Diontae Johnson, he’s a really good receiver. The Pittsburgh Steelers have needs right now but they don’t need another receiver. They can probably shape up that offensive line a little, get another pass rusher, draft picks— whatever they gotta do. There’s a story out there that the Packers want Chase Claypool and this makes so much sense for Green Bay. When Green Bay signed Aaron Rodgers to that $50 million-a-year deal they entered the ‘let’s keep Aaron Rodgers happy’ business. Aaron has 100% leverage over the franchise, he can walk away at any point of this contract, and can stick the organization and the fans with a huge tax bill. Your new business reality is ‘keep Aaron happy.’ You created it, you signed it, stop tip-toeing around the pool, and DIVE IN. Aaron Rodgers can drive me nuts, but he’s great— MAKE HIM HAPPY, GET CHASE CLAYPOOL. We told you before the season that Randall Cobb would get hurt, Sammy Watkins would never finish the season, and to not buy into the preseason hype of Romeo Doubs and Christian Watkins. Aaron is not going to rely on these guys in big games, they’re kids. You’ve got Aaron Rodgers, go get Chase Claypool, it makes so much sense. You refuse to draft a receiver in the first round so go get a first-round talent. That’s a trade deadline changer and changes a team’s fortune. 6’4”, 230, runs pretty well, volume receiver, mostly healthy. The old guys can’t stay healthy, but he can, the young guys don’t understand the game yet, but he does, and he’s a number-one talent, Allen Lazard isn’t. He literally checks the three boxes. You get the experience, you get the star power, and you get the health. GO GET HIM. Whatever it takes, who cares about draft picks? Aaron owns the franchise and he could walk out tomorrow and give you a big tax bill. Get it and don’t care about your draft picks.” (Full Segment Above)
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"This makes so much sense for Green Bay… Stop tip-toeing around the pool. Dive in."
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 19, 2022
Why Add Chase Claypool?
Chase Claypool would add tremendous size (6’4, 230) and speed (4.42 40) to the Packer’s receiving room. He has, however, been inconsistent throughout his career. After an explosive 873-yard, nine-TD performance as a rookie, he has just three TDs and just over 1,000 yards in 21 games since. When he is locked in, he is nearly impossible to cover. When he isn’t, he barely makes an impact.
Despite the inconsistency, adding Claypool for a mid-round pick, or two, may be worth the risk. The Packers desperately need a true deep threat with rookie Christian Watson possibly headed to IR. If nothing else, he would provide a big-bodied target for Rodgers over the middle who also has the run-after-catch ability. The Packers trade rumors will only get louder between now and the deadline. That is until they make a move. It seems everyone is on board with getting Claypool to Green Bay.
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