Chase Claypool finished up his rookie season with a bang against the Browns. He was all over the field and after the game, Mike Tomlin said it was his intention to feature Chase Claypool in this game. The Steelers certainly did it. Claypool finished the game being targeted 11 times, catching 5 receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown. Claypool also tied Franco Harris and Louis Lipps for the most touchdowns in a rookie aeason. He is also the first player in the Super Bowl era to score 10 total touchdowns in his first 10 games.
Chase Claypool is going to become a superstar in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he has been on the record saying he just wants to be known as a normal person. He can still be acknowledged as a great football player and if he stays healthy the Steelers will have something special on their hands.
“I think people put us on a pedestal and they think ‘Oh my God, Chase. Ahh’ and I don’t think it’s like that at all," Claypool said. "I try to connect with people because I want them to know I’m just a normal dude who just happens to be good at a sport. And I want them not to be afraid to reach out to me."
Throughout the season Chase Claypool says he has been very close with JuJu Smith-Schuster. He says JuJu is helping him build his brand on and off of the football field. It is paying off because Claypool has been spectacular. Imagine tieing Franco Harris and Louis Lipps? Those are some good company to be within the record books. Now we will see how the Steelers will use Chase Claypool in the playoffs. We feel they should unleash him and the Steelers can go deep in the playoffs.