Chase Claypool Embracing Fresh Start in Miami

October 13, 2023

Athlete Studio

Chase Claypool now has a fresh start with the Miami Dolphins. After being traded for a late-round pick, Claypool finds himself on a contender filled with talent that's vying for a SuperBowl.

"One thing that you have to do on this team is you have to earn the privilege to play with a group of guys on the only place that matters, and that's grass," said Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel, emphasizing the team's commitment to hard work and dedication.

Claypool has an opportunity to revive his playmaking abilities. His 6-foot-4 frame has impressed his new teammates, including receiver Jaylen Waddle, who described him as a "freaking machine" on the field. Claypool's athleticism has always been undeniable. In his first two seasons with the Steelers, he accumulated over 1,700 yards and 11 touchdowns by utilizing his size and skill.

Playing in a team with a capable offense gives Claypool a chance to prove himself once again. To earn his spot in Miami's speedy offense, he simply needs to fit into the well-oiled machine that the Dolphins possess.

"I think I just (will) be the same person I've been in terms of being a teammate," Claypool explained. "Just be myself, and I'm excited about being around a new group of guys and showing them what I can do."

With the explosive Miami offense that leads the league in points per game, passing yards per game, and rushing yards per game, Claypool has plenty of motivation to succeed. If he can quickly pick up the playbook, he should seamlessly fit into the Dolphins' game plan.

"I think this is an opportunity for guys in our locker room to see who he is and for him to express himself to the guys in the locker room," said quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. "We're going to base our opinions and things about Chase or any other person that we end up acquiring off of really our own opinions."

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