When the Cincinnati Bengals spent the fifth overall pick on Ja’Marr Chase, it was a heavily-criticized move. Many felt that they were fine at the wide receiver position and instead, should have fixated on upgrading the offensive line.
While the offensive line had its fair share of problems, no Bengals fan would change the way the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft went down. Chase went on to post record numbers as a rookie and was crowned Offensive Rookie of the Year as a result.
That’s why it’s not surprising to see that Chase is one of the favorites to lead the NFL in receiving yards in 2022, just the second year in his pro career.
WynnBET has given Chase +1200 odds to lead the league in receiving yards, trailing just Cooper Kupp (+800) and Justin Jefferson (+850) and tying Davante Adams and Travis Kelce.
Ja’Marr Chase could lead the league in receiving yards.
After the season Chase put together in 2021, it’s no wonder he’s been given such favorable odds to lead all receivers and tight ends in this stat.
Last year, Chase finished fourth in receiving yards with 1,455, sitting behind Kupp, who led the league, with 1,947, Jefferson with 1,616, and Adams with 1,553. Deebo Samuel was only 50 yards behind Chase too. Kelce finished with 1,125, but now that Tyreek Hill is in Miami, it makes sense to think he’ll finish with more yards than he did this past season.
It’s not an easy feat to lead the NFL in receiving yards, especially with all of the great receivers and tight ends in the league. That being said, putting Ja’Marr Chase at the top of the list shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Just look at what the guy did in 2021 despite not playing a single snap in 2020. If anyone is looking to make some money, betting on Chase to be the receiving yards leader could end up being a very smart decision down the road.
All stats and rankings are courtesy of NFL.com.