He has the physical attributes to be a top receiver, but his antics are enraging plenty of people.
That did not change Thursday night for the young receiver.
His night began with a penalty and some missed assignments, which had him trending on Twitter right away.
But it was his celebration near the end of the game that has fans talking about his future in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers were trying to launch a monumental comeback after trailing 29-0.
The score was 36-28 with under a minute left when Ben Roethlisberger connected with Claypool to keep the game alive.
So what did the receiver decide to do?
Chase Claypool made some big grabs tonight, but the situational awareness here is so bad. Pittsburgh had no timeouts left. Claypool makes the catch, decides to celebrate, an offensive lineman tries to get the ball but it rolls away. Clock ticks, ticks…pic.twitter.com/w3IBaQacjV
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 10, 2021
As seen above, he celebrated the first down as his team hurried to the line to spike the ball.
The ball was then knocked away out of his hands and the Steelers lost precious time en route to a loss.
No Situational Awareness
What was Claypool doing?
Every second counts near the end of a game and he already wasted a few with his pointless celebration.
Then his teammates rushed to him to get the ball and ended up knocking it away.
This entire situation was avoidable and Claypool spoiled a great night that saw him finish with eight catches for 93 yards.
He was already in Mike Tomlin’s dog house and that will not change as the Steelers head into a long weekend.
Tomlin concedes he benched Claypool for his first quarter personal foul. Safe to say, Claypool didn’t get the message. pic.twitter.com/c2momo8Mdb
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 10, 2021
Tomlin already had to bench Claypool in the first quarter after a silly penalty.
The celebration may be enough for Tomlin and even some of Claypool’s teammates to let the receiver know how wrong he was.
Steelers fans have gotten mad at JuJu Smith-Schuster in the past for dancing and posting on TikTok.
But what Claypool did actively hurt the team’s chances of winning, which is far worse than some dancing in the locker room.