Ja’Marr Chase wants and expects to top what he did last season

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Bengals receiver Ja'Marr Chase wrote his rookie goals on his mirror, so they would stare him in the face every day. He won offensive rookie of the year honors with 81 receptions, an NFL-rookie record 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns.

He already has two goals written on his mirror for this season.

“I’m not going to say what they are, but I don’t think they’re hard,” Chase said, via Jay Morrison of TheAthletic.com. “They’re a little more than last year, like catches and yards. I’ve still got to find my touchdown minimum.

“I’ll give y’all the list maybe before training camp.”

Few standout rookie receivers have improved their numbers their second season, but Chase’s former college teammate, Justin Jefferson, did. The Vikings receiver had 20 more catches, 216 more yards and three more touchdowns last season than he did in his rookie season of 2020.

Chase expects to do the same.

“Last year I was just out there running routes, having fun again,” Chase said. “Now I’ve got all the small details down, like learning how to set people up before the next route. And I feel more comfortable with the offense. Maybe I can move around a little more when we see different things on film. I feel like all of that’s going to make me a lot better this year.”

12 responses to “Ja’Marr Chase wants and expects to top what he did last season

  1. Go get em chase 💪, chase those records and rings down can’t wait to watch history happen

  2. I don’t doubt he can do it, not that individual accomplishments really mean much. Ask TO, one of the greatest receivers to ever play – they don’t buy rings.

  3. Lotta talk coming out of Cincy. Maybe you should string a couple winning seasons together first. Just a thought.

  4. These guys are young. Burrow will get better, too. That’s the scary part. Defenses will try to tie up Chase a little more, but that will open up other areas. Can’t forget about Mixon either. The Super Bowl was no fluke. As long as Burrow is in Cincinnati, the Bengals will contend. Burrow might be the best player in the game. Geez I can’t wait until the season starts.

  5. A lot of very exciting plays from Chase last year, Cant wait to see what his encore may be.Bengals must see TV

  6. Every player should want and expect to do more than they did last year. It’s a winning attitude.

  7. I firmly wanted them to draft Sewell last year. I still think it wouldn’t have been a bad pick and Sewell looks pretty good, but there’s no way they’re in the Super Bowl last year without Chase and I’m happy to admit he was the right pick.

  8. welcometothefold95 says:
    May 31, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Lotta talk coming out of Cincy. Maybe you should string a couple winning seasons together first. Just a thought.

    Exactly. Cincy players seems to think they will pick up right where they left off. It’s not that simple, especially for many SB losers. They caught teams by surprise last year and got a little lucky in playoffs. Good thing, there is an extra playoff spot, they will need it.

  9. Sounds like they are setting themselves up for the SB hangover. Let’s see how they do facing a #1 schedule. They should still make the playoffs with the QB chaos in their division.

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