The Pittsburgh Steelers had high hopes for Chase Claypool, but it didn’t take long before Mike Tomlin realized he was never going to fulfill his potential.
He was often tangled up on social media and seemed quite self-centered during his days in Pittsburgh, even costing his team a big win for celebrating after a first down with the clock winding down.
There were concerning reports about his maturity and work ethic, and he refused to be held accountable for his many mistakes over and over.
Now, the Chicago Bears are going through something similar with the Notre Dame product.
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According to Waddle & Silvy of ESPN 1000, the Bears aren’t happy with Claypool’s attitude and work ethic, citing that they don’t believe he’s a self-motivated guy and are disappointed with what they’ve seen from him ahead of training camp.
Claypool reportedly believes he still has plenty of time to get in shape and learn the playbook, but they don’t believe he’s actually putting in the work and being focused ahead of the season.
The WR is reportedly dealing with multiple ailments that have kept him off the field in practice, although the team has yet to disclose the nature and extent of his injuries.
Claypool has all the physical tools to be a perennial mismatch and one of the most dominant forces in the league.
Unfortunately, it seems like he doesn’t care about it enough, and it’s going to be interesting to see how patient the Bears will be with him going forward.NEXT: Justin Fields Comments On Chemistry With WR DJ Moore