So far this year, it’s paid off in a big way. The LSU product has been lights out this year, catching 35 passes for 754 yards and six touchdowns through seven games.
His biggest Sunday was his most recent, helping lead the way in the Bengals’ 41-17 upset drubbing of the Baltimore Ravens. Chase caught eight of 10 targets from Joe Burrow, going for 201 yards and a score.
Michael Irvin Praises Ja'Marr Chase, He's 'Way More Talented' Than Mehttps://t.co/M4UQcdxI9c
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) October 26, 2021
“Ja’Marr Chase is off the chain, man,” Irvin told the gossip site. “Now, let’s see if he can get more rings than I ever had.”
Irvin is also impressed with the turnaround that Ja’Marr Chase has made in just the last few months. After a very disappointing preseason, he flipped the switch when the Bengals’ regular season began, and has performed like one of the best wide receivers in the NFL as a rookie.
While there was some consternation about the Cincinnati Bengals passing on a potentially generational offensive line talent in Penei Sewell, it’s hard to argue with the results so far. Cincy is 5-2, tied in record with the team they just beat—the Ravens—atop the AFC North. They beat the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier in the year as well, 24-10. The division title is absolutely in reach right now.