Cincinnati Bengals roster: 3 Reasonable expectations for Ja’Marr Chase

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The Cincinnati Bengals’ star rookie hauls in 75 receptions.

Though there’s no real way to prove that this will happen until it does, but here’s a theory. In 24 career games at the collegiate level, Mr. Chase hauled in 107 receptions for his brilliant two-year run (2018-2019) before sitting the 2020 season out. That’s just under five receptions per game for you math experts out there.

Nothing’s a sure thing in the NFL, but most of us are betting on this Chase selection working out, right? Hence the title of being the fifth-overall selection, something that’s now on his resume forever. If he hauls in five passes per game, something that’s very likely, he’ll come up with 85 receptions for the 2021 season. Remember, the NFL schedule is 17 games now.

Just to make this one a tad more achievable, we’ll subtract ten catches to compensate for the possibility of Burrow or his wideout having a bad day or some unforeseen defensive masterpiece by an opposing defense.