6 Cincinnati Bengals to build around for future success
2. Ja’Marr Chase
This one is pretty obvious, especially if Ja’Marr Chase keeps up the production he had this past year. Chase not only won Offensive Rookie of the Year, but he did exactly what he said he would do. He broke all-rookie receiving records for any Cincinnati Bengals receiver, but he still has a long way to go.
Chase and Burrow have a natural connection, and we saw that throughout his rookie season. The two won a National Championship at LSU and, in their first season together, found a way to lead the way to a Super Bowl.
Chase had over 1400 yards last season, along with 13 touchdowns. Chase mentioned that his next personal goal in the NFL is to win the Triple Crown, which has only been done five times in the Super Bowl era. It’s clear that he has his mindset and sights focused in the right direction. He is a competitor, and that is precisely what you want in a player.
"“I write goals a lot, especially for football,” Chase said on the IAMATHLETE Podcast. “My biggest goal this year–not just this year, but going forward–will probably be the triple crown.”"
The Bengals have a few seasons before he becomes eligible for an extension, but Chase is not somebody you want to let walk. This is a long-term piece and expect the Bengals’ front office to realize that when it comes time to pay the second-year wide out.