Ja’Marr Chase totaled 106 catches for 1,823 yards counting the playoffs, best ever for a rookie

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Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase has completed the most productive rookie year a wide receiver has ever had.

Counting the postseason, Chase totaled 106 catches for 1,823 yards, both of which are the all-time best totals for a rookie.

Chase’s total dwarfed the previous rookie yardage record of 1,510 yards, set by Bill Groman in 1960 with the Houston Oilers of the American Football League. Chase also ended the playoffs with two more catches than the 104 that Dolphins rookie Jaylen Waddle had in setting a new rookie record for the regular season.

The one rookie record Chase didn’t top was for receiving touchdowns. Chase ended up with 14 touchdowns, which is second for a rookie in NFL history to the 19 that Randy Moss had in 18 games in 1998.

Rams receiver Cooper Kupp broke the all-time records for catches and yards, counting the postseason. The two Super Bowl teams both got there with plenty of help from two of the best receiving seasons ever.

9 responses to “Ja’Marr Chase totaled 106 catches for 1,823 yards counting the playoffs, best ever for a rookie

  1. Chase is a beast. I remember thinking that the Bengals were idiots for not taking Sewell to help protect Burrow (especially after that horrific knee injury he had). I have to say I think it worked out ok 🙂

  2. 17 games – when there is 18 this record will be broken to

    records of this type should be annualized in fairness to everyone

  3. Have an acquaintance who’s a Dolphins fan and was crowing all year about Waddle “taking over the league.” Don’t get me wrong, Waddle obviously has the talent to make his mark in the NFL, but he’s no Ja’Marr Chase. And Tua Tagovialoa will never be Joe Burrow…

  4. He is a generational talent but records in football are meaningless. The rules change, games have been added and the talent on WR faces in a season is completely different than another. What matters is can you win your match up when it counts.

  5. Great great player but you can’t add playoff stats to regular season stats.
    They need to be tracked separate but that doesn’t take away from what he did

  6. 1 more second of time and he would have added about 50 yards and a Superbowl winning touchdown on that last play. Aaron Donald was absolutely the MVP of that game with that last play.

  7. Groman player 13 games of a 14 game season. Now given the appropriate context who’s season was more impressive? Especially when also understanding the type of football that was played in the 60s vs now.

  8. If Burrow left without the Bengals doing all and I mean all they can to keep him the fans will burn down the stadium.

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