Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool may have won Mother’s Day.
Posting to Instagram Sunday, the rookie wideout shared his gift to mom on her special day, a brand new Jeep SUV.
“Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful mama,” he captioned. “You deserve it all!”
While it was a day to celebrate his mother Jasmine, Claypool couldn’t forget about dad.
He also surprised his father Chris with a sweet ride, a brand new Ram truck.
“Don’t worry Pops,” he wrote. “I got you too.”
Selecting Claypool with the 49th overall pick, the Steelers fell in love with the Notre Dame product’s measurements, but they must be happy to learn he also has a heart of gold.
Steelers Week 10 Game vs. Bengals Flexed to 4:25 p.m. National Broadcast
The Steelers game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10 has been flexed into a national television broadcast slot.
The Steelers and Bengals will now kick off at Heinz Field on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 4:25 p.m. The game had originally been scheduled to kick at 1 p.m. It will be broadcast nationally on FOX. All of that weekend’s early games will be broadcast on FOX, as CBS has coverage of The Masters, which was rescheduled from this summer.
The game will be Pittsburgh’s first matchup against 2020 NFL Draft No. 1 pick, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
The Steelers are also playing a 4:25 p.m., nationally broadcast game in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. That game will be televised by CBS.
That will be the second time this season the Steelers will be placed in a nation-wide television slot. The team opened the season playing on ESPN’s Monday Night Football against the New York Giants.
The Steelers’ Week 7 game against the Tennessee Titans was protected by CBS in a 1 p.m. time slot, but was broadcast nearly nationwide, with CBS only showing two other 1 p.m. games.
The Steelers will play on national television at least three more times this season: against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Nov. 26, on Sunday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 13 and at the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, Dec. 21.
What Does Being NFL’s Last Unbeaten Team Portend for Steelers?
The Steelers are the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL after beating the formerly unbeaten Tennessee Titans on Sunday while the Seattle Seahawks lost on Sunday night, leaving the Steelers as the only 6-0 team in the nation.
What does that mean for them in the long term? Not as much as you might think.
In the last 20 years, one of the last undefeated teams didn’t even make the playoffs three times: 2002 4-0 San Diego Chargers, 2014 3-0 Philadelphia Eagles and the 2016 5-0 Minnesota Vikings. Ten other times, one of the last undefeated teams (some years, there are more than one), lost in the first or second round of the NFL playoffs.
Just once since 2000 has the last undefeated team won the Super Bowl, in 2006 when the Indianapolis Colts started 9-0 on the way to winning Super Bowl XLI.
In the first three decades of the league’s modern era, that was significantly different. The last undefeated team won six Super Bowls in the 1990s, two in the 1980s and three in the 1970s, including the 1972 Miami Dolphins, who finished a perfect 17-0, the only team in NFL history to do so.
More recently, being the last undefeated team has resulted in a bunch of Super Bowl losses, including the last time the Steelers were the league’s last unbeaten team.
The 2001 St. Louis Rams, 2002 Oakland Raiders, 2004 Eagles, 2007 New England Patriots, 2009 Colts, 2010 Steelers, 2015 Carolina Panthers, 2018 Los Angeles Rams and the 2019 San Francisco 49ers all made it to the championship game after being the last undefeated team before losing in the end.
Chase Claypool Gifts Signed Jersey to Steelers Fan Diagnosed with Dementia
Just six games into his NFL career, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool continues to endear himself to fans both on and off the field.
After a son posted to TikTok early this month about his 76-year-old father Jimmy, a life-long Steeler fan, being diagnosed with dementia, the rookie wideout saw the video and decided to send a care package to lift his spirits.
In a video of his own posted to TikTok on Monday, Claypool came through for Jimmy, sending him an autographed No. 11 jersey.
##duet with @bjswoager god bless ❤️♬ Surrender – Natalie Taylor
Jimmy opened his gift, and it was just as heartwarming as you might expect.
##duet with @chase our family is so thankful for your kindness! @steelers @nfl @juju♬ Surrender – Natalie Taylor
Claypool is off to a strong start in his rookie season with Pittsburgh after being selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame. He has 18 catches for 333 yards and four touchdowns through the air, while also rushing for two scores as well.