Ja’Marr Chase: Hell yeah I’m the league’s best receiver

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Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson has staked his claim to being the NFL’s best receiver with his 2022 season, catching 128 passes for 1,809 yards to lead the league in both categories.

But one of Jefferson’s college teammates thinks he has an argument of his own.

That would be Bengals receiver Ja’Marr Chase, who was asked this week if he thinks he’s the league’s best receiver.

Hell yeah,” Chase said in response, via Geoff Hobson of the team’s website. “I just put up how many stats with four missed games? Who knows what would have happened?

“I’ve been thinking it. I’m not a cocky person. I’m humble. I know what I can do. I don’t need to prove it. Everybody knows what I can do. Never a doubt in my mind.”

Chase missed four games with a hip injury but still caught 87 passes for 1,046 yards with nine touchdowns. It’s worth noting that he averaged 87.2 yards per game while Jefferson averaged 106.4. In fact, Jefferson’s career-low is 87.5 yards per game, which came in his rookie year.

But Chase is playing in the divisional round while Jefferson’s Vikings lost to the Giants last week.

That’s in line with Chase’s larger career goals, which include stacking wins alongside quarterback Joe Burrow.

“Try to get as many AFC championships as we can get,” Chase said. “Make it to the Super Bowl as many times as possible. Me and him, we’re like bread and butter. As long as he’s got me and I’ve got him I should be here for a good time.”

44 responses to “Ja’Marr Chase: Hell yeah I’m the league’s best receiver

  1. Chase is not the best. He’s not reliable either. He just has a better QB. Even his QB wouldn’t say he’s better than JJ.

  2. Marcus Peters agrees…it is time to retire…playing mind games , taking cheap shots and talking is all a washed up cb has left

  3. He is better than Jefferson, just has better guys around him to share the load but his talent is undeniable unless you just don’t like him.

  4. I mean what do you want him to say? Every player goes into the game thinking that they’re the best or one of the best. If you don’t have that attitude you’re not going to succeed.

  5. Chase and Mixon doing a lot of bragging. If was not for a fumble they would not be in game. They almost lost playing a third string QB. Grow up and prove yourself first then you can brag.

  6. Chase is one of the best no doubt. But, get 1800 yards with Cousins as your QB and we’ll talk.

  7. Cowboys and Bengals keep talking. Sticking with my 49ers vs Bills preseason Super Bowl pick. The teams with quite confidence typically keep winning. The loud mouths go home. Not ruling out the Chiefs either because, you know, Mahommes.

  8. Lol. Yeah, thats why JJ is 1st Team All Pro. Because everyone else thinks you’re the best. Lol

  9. You were expecting a humble comment from a wide receiver?
    That’s simply not in their genes.

  10. In a game where the number 1 seed in the NFC was still hanging in the balance, JJ was held to 1 catch for 15 yards.

    I like WRs who don’t disappear in big games.

  11. Jefferson is better than Chase hands down! Bengals are loaded on the offensive side of the ball and probably have the most complete receiving corps with Chase, Higgins, Boyd, and Hurst although the Eagles are right there with them in that category with Brown, Smith, Watkins, and Goeddert. Justin Jefferson is just on another level

  12. Ummm Bengals have a lot of weapons so teams can’t devote 3 players to defending Chase, like teams do to JJ. Also, while explaining how he’s the best, he references how he missed 4 games. Ummm you aren’t helping your team when you can’t even suit up.

  13. He’s obviously not the best, but every player should have that much faith in themselves. WR just tend to be more vocal than most positions

  14. austinspencer says:
    January 19, 2023 at 10:34 am
    Give me Kupp, Jefferson, Hill and Adams over Chase.

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    You forgot to mention Andy Isabella.

  15. austinspencer says:
    January 19, 2023 at 10:34 am
    Give me Kupp, Jefferson, Hill and Adams over Chase.

    Add Diggs to this grouping and I agree!

  16. Definitely not the best but he’s up there. There’s no shame in being third, fourth or fifth best in the world, Jamar.

  17. Will be interesting to see when contract talks come. Cincy fans are delusional if they think Burrow or Chase will take team friendly deals. Every player says they want to retire with their team but money talks.

  18. Its not that the Bills are all that scary in their current form, but maybe Burrow and the coaches might wanna grab some of the Bengals and quietly tell them to be a little diplomatic, or say nothing at all. You dont give the opposing team bulletin board material, no matter if it seems inconsequential or taken out of context. You just dont do it.

  19. Chase is better. Doesn’t disappear in playoff games, and has to share targets with many other good options. Plus, when they were both on the same team, with the same qb at LSU, Chase was hands down better and more productive. Chase is also stronger and faster than Jefferson to boot.

  20. They played on the same football team and Chase was undoubtedly the more dangerous weapon. He can do what Jefferson does better than Jefferson can do what Chase does. IOW, Jefferson doesn’t just line up outside the numbers and just run go routes down the field for TDs. Chase could do nothing but that (as he did his rookie season) and still have over 1000 yards. And he can still do all the middle of the field stuff Jefferson does.

  21. All the Vikings have is Jefferson, the Bengals have Chase, Boyd and Higgins to distribute the ball to. Its not about the most receptions.

  22. Jefferson only has better stats because he needs to be pacified. Better give him the ball or risk helmets slammed into refs, benches and the ground. Good thing for all those Kurt garbage time highlights.

  23. Nothing wrong with both being good, although if you base who’s best by post-season awards and all-pro votes, the experts disagree with him. Also, the most important ability for the “best” players is availability, and its clear which player is better in that context.

  24. Can you really compare numbers when one plays the majority of his games indoors vs. one who play almost exclusively outdoors.

  25. Don’t care what anyone says, I’m taking Chase. He was hurt this year and scores TD at a higher rate.

  26. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    January 19, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    Ja’Marr Chase > Steffon Diggs

    Isaiah McKenzie > Any Patriots receiver

    Shouldn’t you be off looking at mock drafts, or Offensive Coordinator prospects?

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