The Bears were able to acquire receiver Chase Claypool from the Steelers in exchange for their original second-round pick in 2023.
But Pittsburgh apparently had another offer on the table.
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers offered their second-round pick in 2023 for Claypool. But Pittsburgh believed Chicago’s second-rounder would be “considerably higher” than Green Bay’s second-round selection by the time the season ends. That’s even though both teams are currently 3-5.
The Packers were looking for some help at receiver for a unit that has struggled to score in 2022. Green Bay hasn’t reached 30 points in a game yet and is averaging just 17.5 points per game in the team’s four-game losing streak.
But second-round pick Cristian Watson has caught just eight passes for 64 yards in five games. Free agent signee Sammy Watkins has nine receptions for 150 yards.