6 Bengals who could make the NFL Top 100 Players for 2022

Eric Bruns
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) /
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The Cincinnati Bengals had a stacked roster in 2021. Who will make NFL Network’s top 100 players?

Every year during the offseason, NFL Network puts together the top 100 players of the previous season. It is voted on by their peers and not by fans. It gives the players and fans a better understanding of how other players view their favorite players.

With the Cincinnati Bengals‘ poor performance last year and Burrow getting injured cutting his season short, it’s no surprise that Cincy only had one player appear on the top 100 last year (well, two if you count Trey Hendrickson making the list; Jessie Bates was the other). However, this year the Bengals could have up to six players on that list.

One player which will certainly emerge will be Ja’Marr Chase. Not only for the obvious reasons but because the NFL tweeted out a teaser video with Tyrann Mathieu talking about Chase’s performance against the Chiefs in the regular season.


Including Ja’Marr Chase there are six possible Bengals that could make the NFL Top 100. Three will be locks, and three are closer to maybes. Let’s start with who the locks will be.

All stats courtesy of ESPN

Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Ja’Marr Chase

There is no speculation with Chase. We all know he will be appearing on this year’s top 100. The only speculation is how high he will be. He was a rookie but his numbers were insane. He broke at least five records with no stopping in sight.

With his breakout season, showing the world what he is capable of, it is feasible that he appears in the top 20. There is a case to be made for a top 10 appearance. Considering he broke five rookie receiving records and won Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Chase looks like Randy Moss on the field. He looks bigger than every other player on the field. It’s not because he is but because of how good he is. Cincy nation would put Ja’Marr Chase in the top 10, but who knows if some of the defensive backs are too salty.

Just kidding, I’ve never seen anything like that, but who knows how the Ravens really feel about Chase or the next guy on this list.