The Steelers got a bevy of offers for Chase Claypool. In pursuit of a wide receiver, the Green Bay Packers offered a second-round pick and another late-round pick, but the Steelers passed because they perceived the value of Chicago’s second-round pick to be higher than that of Green Bay, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
“The Steelers believed, however, that the Packers are capable of turning around their season even without Claypool, according to sources, and a playoff push by Green Bay would decrease the value of the picks Pittsburgh would have received in the trade,” Schefter wrote.
It is the latest report in a series of reports that reflect Claypool’s market as one that was hot and constantly moving. Ultimately, they moved him to Chicago for what is currently a Top 50. It is a pick that the Steelers have that Mike Tomlin said they are ‘excited’ to have in their arsenal.
Green Bay had been on the search for a receiver to help out Aaron Rodgers in his final years after trading Davante Adams in the offseason. That also included pursuit of top Raiders tight end Darren Waller.
Now, the Steelers will turn to players such as Steven Sims and Miles Boykin for more production after moving on from Chase Claypool. Currently sitting at 2-6, the Steelers will need all the help they can get from the supporting cast to rebound in the second half of the season.