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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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Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals
Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Tee Higgins

Sometimes receivers can be a dime a dozen, especially when Joe Burrow is throwing to them. However, there would be many teams that would snatch up Tee Higgins if he became available and they would make him their number one receiver.

During his first two seasons in the orange and black, he averaged 999.5 yards per season (just missing 1,000 yards in 2020) and six touchdowns a season. During his rookie year, he proved he could be a reliable target.

When Chase started to go off, people sort of forgot about Higgins, but when Chase is inevitably double-teamed, Higgins is there to grab those passes. Even on the biggest stage in the game, he caught four passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns against the Rams in the Super Bowl.

Chase took a lot of the oxygen out of the room when talking about this offense, and rightfully so. He truly burst onto the scene but Higgins still managed to nab 1,000 yards this year with Chase on the other side of the line-up.

What’ll stop Higgins from making the list is if players would place him above other teams number ones. He finished 17th in receiving yards in 2021, players might not want to put too many of one position onto the list and Higgins could be left off the list as a result.