- Chase Claypool is certainly confident heading into the 2022 NFL season
- He claims to be one of the top three pass catchers in the league
- Social media is reacting to the comment
Chase Claypool is not lacking confidence this offseason. The pass catcher is hoping to help the Steelers get back to the NFL Playoffs in 2022.
Last year, the wideout hauled in 59 passes for 860 yards and a pair of touchdowns. This year, Claypool is expecting a breakout season. And he’s certainly talking the talk this summer.
The Steelers star says that when he’s on, he’s a top-three talent compared to the rest of the league’s wide receivers.
“As a football player, understanding the game, knowing what to do, knowing where to be, I was better [last year]. So, I’m going to be better this year… I know for a fact I am not like the rest of the guys in the NFL. I know I’m a top-five wide receiver. I know I’m a top-three wide receiver.”
Many around the NFL are taking notice, and they’ve been quick to chime in on social media.
NFL world reacts to Chase Claypool saying he’s a top 3 NFL WR
Folks around the league were quick to comment on Chase Claypool’s response. Obviously, many were quick to note that Claypool wasn’t the best receiver on his own team last year.
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) June 20, 2022
I can name 40+ receivers I’d take over Chase Claypool https://t.co/upYmLlau88
— Ramey (@HoodieRamey) June 20, 2022
Others, though, like the confidence they’re seeing from the pass catcher.
In all seriousness, Chase Claypool has always had the build to be a great WR. Rare size & speed. The issue has been putting that together in a consistent manner.
But, there’s no doubting that the tools are there to be a dangerous weapon.
— Daniel Valente (@StatsGuyDaniel) June 20, 2022
Chase Claypool is obviously not a top 3 receiver in the NFL, BUT no one should be upset at him for saying he is. You should want an athlete to be confident. You should expect an athlete to think highly of themselves.
— Mike J. Asti (@MikeAsti11) June 20, 2022
Claypool is still young, but he’s got the tools to develop into one of the league’s better pass catching options. He may want to tone it down on the celebrations, but he continues to improve as a player from year to year.
We’ll see how he fares with a new QB in Pittsburgh.