Jamar breaks record

To the left is a photo of when the Bengals took Jamar Chase with their first pick in the 2021 draft.  Chase is quickly becoming a fan favorite as he goes through his rookie season. He is back with his college championship quarterback Joe Burrow, and it is a scary sight. They still have great chemistry from their college career.

Many receivers and quarterbacks struggle to get that chemistry but with them it is great. When Chase caught his second touchdown of the game in the team’s 24-10 week three victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, it put him ahead of Randy Moss in the NFL record books.

Moss is a Hall of Famer and one of the best to ever play the game. The number 21 pick out of Marshall in the 1998 draft made six Pro Bowls and four All-Pro teams. He also led the league in touchdowns five times. This includes his rookie season, where he took 17 receptions to the house. Randy made such a big impact as a receiver in the NFL. “”When he was in the game, everything revolved around where he was,” said Coach Tony Dungy. “And it really didn’t matter the coverage because the quarterback was going to throw it—and even if he’s covered, he’s going to catch it. And if he wasn’t jumping over the top of people, he’d catch quick passes and run by people,” said Barry Sanders; another Hall of Famer.

To the right is Jamar’s record breaking catch.

Being Jamar is already breaking crazy records as a rookie shows he has the potential to be one of the best ever if he stays on this path. He and Joe will be together for a long time hopefully so that will really make a big impact on his career and what he can accomplish. When the Bengals took Chase as the first receiver off the board in the 2021 draft, it caught many by surprise. One reason is that some experts had an offensive lineman tabbed for Cincy. Last year, a sack caused a season-ending injury for franchise QB Joe Burrow. The Bengals struggled protecting Joe so many thought they would take the Oregon Duck tackle, Penei Sewell, who was ranked top 5 overall in the draft.

Jamar didn’t play last year due to opting out and still the Bengals had no doubt about taking him. Plenty of draftniks had Alabama’s Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith ranked ahead of the LSU Tiger Chase.  teammate Tyler Boyd says Chase’s athleticism makes him special. “He can take the top off, he can run any intermediate routes,” Boyd said. “The way he’s running is so smooth, and then like the way he runs routes it looks like he’s really not moving without pads, so he’s got that extra gear.” He is getting acknowledgement from many great players as they are comparing him to other great wide outs. Chase also set a Bengals record. He’s the first rookie in team history to have a receiving touchdown in each of his first three games. His first three scores of the season were from 50, 42 and 34-yards out.

 

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