Steelers Chase Claypool
Chase Claypool took the NFL and the Steelers by storm last season when the freak athlete burst onto the scene. He was dynamic from all over the field, scoring in the short passing game, deep passing game, and even on the ground. The expectations were for him to make some progress and improve. At the bare minimum, everyone expected Claypool to play as well as he did last year.
That hasn’t been the case though, as Claypool is suffering through a sophomore slump. While he hasn’t been horrible this season, he has shown some consistency issues as a receiver. In some games, he is on and is catching everything thrown his way. Other weeks, he is way off and looks lost. The miscommunications and bad routes are quickly adding up though and making Claypool a disappointment on the field.
Worse yet, he has started to flash some immaturities that really don’t look great for a team that is struggling to be average. While all of that can change as Claypool develops, his 2021 has been a disappointment. For a player many hoped would become a central player in this offense and ascend to receiver number one, Claypool has fallen well short of those expectations.