Bengals’ Ja’Marr Chase makes Jalen Ramsey’s top-10 toughest receivers list

Ja'Marr Chase #1 of the Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Ja'Marr Chase #1 of the Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Cincinnati Bengals’ Ja’Marr Chase got some pretty sweet praise from an elite cornerback that will send his confidence skyrocketing in 2022.

Chase’s rookie year couldn’t have gone better as the 2020 first-round pick hauled in 1,455 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in regular season and broke even more records in the playoffs.

His chemistry with Joe Burrow arguably made the two of them the most dangerous quarterback-wideout duo in the league, and Chase played an enormous part in extending the Bengals’ Super Bowl run. His jaw-dropping performances week in and week out caught the eye of fans, his teammates, NFL analysts, former great players, and especially his opponents.

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey recently revealed the toughest receivers he was tasked to cover in 2021, and while Chase didn’t crack the top-5, he at least got a very, very honorable mention.

Cincinnati Bengals’ Ja’Marr Chase already ranks among the most elite WRs in the league

Chase played Ramsey just once last year on the biggest stage possible: the Super Bowl. Despite Cincy’s ultimate defeat, Chase still put together an impressive performance (for a rookie, mind you) in which he caught five passes for 88 yards.

Chase almost had the potential Super Bowl-winning touchdown catch, too, but the Bengals’ offensive line is mostly to blame for that.

In 2022, Chase will pick up where he left off last season when the Bengals face a much tougher AFC conference. Cincinnati will be up against well-organized teams looking for revenge like the Baltimore Ravens as well as teams with increased firepower like the Cleveland Browns. A wild offseason saw many top-tier free agents find new homes, but thankfully, most of the Bengals’ nucleus has stayed intact.

We don’t expect Chase to reach Davante Adams’ or Cooper Kupp’s level for several more years, but he’s certainly gotten his NFL career off to a fabulous start.

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Game respects game. What more can we say?