The Chase Claypool trade rumors are heating up, but it appears the Steelers may be asking a lot of for the wide receiver.
According to a report, the Packers are “all-in” in trying to trade for Claypool.
— Michael Balko (@MichaelBalkoJr) October 20, 2022
Sports Illustrated’s Bill Huber reports that “According to a league executive who makes trades for his team, the cost could be about on par with the McCaffrey trade, with ‘multiple’ second-round picks, a third and a fifth.”
#Steelers WR Chase Claypool is a player NFL teams have inquired about. Executives believe he was available for trade during preseason
Multiple "2nd-round picks, a 3rd and a 5th." pic.twitter.com/15WuDdlZ4q
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 21, 2022
Financially, this would be an easy one for the cap-strapped Packers. He is in Year 3 of his rookie deal, so has base salaries of $1.21 million in 2021 (of which the Packers would only have to pay a percentage) and $1.51 million in 2023.
The draft cost would be huge, though. According to a league executive who makes trades for his team, the cost could be about on par with the McCaffrey trade, with “multiple” second-round picks, a third and a fifth. Not that Aaron Rodgers cares about future draft picks.
Fans were shocked at the rumored asking price for Claypool.
soooooo… he's not going to be traded?? https://t.co/9s7T2Xhx4F
— Mike Wright (@FFHitman) October 22, 2022
Who tf they think Claypool is? https://t.co/RSFGzzKc7n
— Mazoku (@maven_marlon) October 21, 2022
Green Bay not mortgaging the franchise for him. Drug test in the NFL need to reevaluated if the Steelers think that. https://t.co/srQmzEqaOB
— Ej MSED (@Ed_NoEddy) October 22, 2022
Steelers GM lying like hell on the phone https://t.co/sR1Y5l1gV8
— C-Flo (@FloKnows__) October 21, 2022