Chase Claypool became the first wide receiver in the Super Bowl Era to score 10 touchdowns in his first 10 games with his long score against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Claypool hauled in a 31-yard touchdown pass from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter against the Jaguars on Sunday, putting Pittsburgh up, 10-3 and giving Claypool his 10th score of his rookie campaign.
CHASE CLAYPOOL IS ELITE. 🚀
— Ben Eby (@Mr_Eby) November 22, 2020
That makes him the first player in the Super Bowl Era and the fourth in league history with 10 scores in his first 10 games. He’s recorded eight receiving touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns.
The NFL rookie record for touchdowns in a rookie season is Gayle Sayers, who scored 22 with the Chicago Bears in 1965. Sayers had 12 in his first 10 games, before finishing with 10 in his final four games. Claypool is scheduled to play in 16 games, while Sayers had just 14.
The Super Bowl Era began two seasons after Sayers’ record, in 1967.