Canadian Chase Claypool was excited to play in primetime on American Thanksgiving, but it won’t happen in 2020.
The Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers game scheduled for Thursday, November 26 at 8:20 p.m. ET has been moved to Sunday afternoon, November 29. It would have been the first Thanksgiving game hosted at Heinz Field.
Claypool was not happy with the change, writing on Twitter: What a joke.
The decision was made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel in consultation with medical experts. Baltimore has had an outbreak of COVID-19, which included running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins testing positive for the virus.
The Steelers are the only undefeated team in the NFL at 10-0 and Claypool has 10 touchdowns in those victories. He’s the first receiver in the Super Bowl era to score ten total touchdowns in his first ten career games.
The six-foot-four, 238-pound pass catcher has made 39 receptions for 559 yards and eight touchdowns through ten career games. He has also recorded nine rushes for 22 yards and two scores.
The game will be broadcast nationally in the United States at 1:15 p.m. ET on NBC.