Ja’Marr Chase continues to break records as a rookie

Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

After going for 266 yards and three touchdowns against the Chiefs last week, Cincinnati Bengals rookie receiver Ja’Marr Chase continues to shine and break records.

The latest record Chase has secured is the single-season franchise receiving record. He did this in a game that’s not entirely meaningless but all that really is impacted is seeding, as the Bengals have already punched their ticket to the playoffs.

Chase needed 12 yards to break Chad Johnson’s previous record entering this game and he did it early on, as Brandon Allen targeted him frequently. Chase did remain in the game after breaking the record but it’s doubtful he plays past the first quarter. Most of the starters aren’t playing this year.

Ja’Marr Chase has broken the single-season franchise receiving record

The previous record was held by Johnson, who set the record in 2007. Yes, Chase managed to break the record with one more game but he did so as a rookie. It’s hard to debate how special the rookie has been, especially considering how much flack the Bengals received for taking him over Penei Sewell when they needed to address the o-line.

They don’t regret adding Chase, who, entering this game, had 1,429 yards. He did this despite opting out of LSU’s 2020 season, meaning he had not played a football game since the National Championship game in early 2020. Insane.

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Congrats again to Chase, who has been absolutely electric and proven he was worthy of the No. 5 overall pick. Let’s hope he and Joe Burrow can get the playoff monkey off the Bengals’ back when they take the field next week.