NFL Rumors: Bears trade Chase Claypool to Dolphins, HC Mike McDaniel and Tyreek Hill excited to work with the talented WR

After Week 7 at New England in the 2022 NFL season, the Chicago Bears have not embraced any victories till their week 4 game against the Washington Commanders. Fortunately, they have been able to close a disappointing 14-game losing streak with a 40-20 win on Thursday night.

From the resignation of the defensive coordinator Alan Williams, and the comments of their quarterback Justin Fields about being overcoached to Chase Claypool’s frustration regarding their poor offense, the Bears hit the headlines in the last few days due to their off-field controversies. Now, the franchise has decided to say bye to their wide receiver to let him enroll in Mike McDaniel’s strong quad.

Details on Chase Claypool’s trade to the Dolphins

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Bears said on Friday that they traded Claypool to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a 2025 sixth-round pick while the McDaniels would get a 2025 seventh-round pick. The move comes just a year after Chicago traded their second-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the veteran.

The WR played in 10 games for the franchise and recorded 18 receptions on 43 targets, 191 yards receiving along with a touchdown. After openly expressing his frustration about the Bears offense, he had been directed to stay away from the team in their match against the Denver Broncos and Washington Commanders.

Chicago coach Matt Eberflus also didn’t sound heavyhearted when talking about the departure of their vet just after a year. On Friday, Matt revealed he had no regrets about the move while saying it was taken to bring more skill to the team’s roster.

Dolphins HC and Tyreek Hill’s views on Chase Claypool

The Dolphins are 3-1 as of now, and Claypool’s presence on the roster is going to give a major booster to their WR corps. Though Mike doesn’t have a hole to fill the receiver room, he thinks the Bears vet’s caliber to take things into his own hands definitely deserves him a roster spot in Miami.

“For us it felt like a situation where there might be a role to carve out for him. For the player, you have a guy that wants to take things into his own hands and have the opportunity to be on a team.”

The HC also shed light on the controversies regarding the off-field issues of Chase saying he would like to give the WR a benefit of the doubt and added that both he and general manager Chris Grier have already conveyed a “crystal clear” expectation to the Notre Dame product.

Claypool is going to join the formidable receiver room featuring All-Pro receiver Tyreek Hill and third-year player Jaylen Waddle which own the record of the NFL’s top passing offense in yards per game and yards per play. Cheetah couldn’t contain his happiness hearing the trade news and reached out to the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter to convey his feelings about receiving the new troop on the roster.

“Chase Claypool I like it,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, by this trade, Claypool has landed on his third team within just 1 year. Now, it remains to be seen how long his journey in Miami continues. Do you think that he will be able to gear up himself in the mighty Dolphins’ squad? Tell us in the comments.


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