Bengals followers, meet Ja’Marr Chase—the No. 5 general choose.
Though he opted out of the 2020 season, the LSU huge receiver had little to show after profitable the Biletnikoff Award because the nation’s high receiver in 2019 and serving to the Tigers win the nationwide championship that season. Chase tallied 9 receptions, 221 yards and two touchdowns within the victory over Clemson.
By the tip of the season, he set SEC information and led the FBS with 1,780 receiving yards and 20 receiving touchdowns in 14 begins.
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As a real freshman in 2018, Chase totaled 23 receptions, 313 yards and three touchdowns whereas beginning seven of 13 video games.
The transfer reunites Chase together with his faculty quarterback, Joe Burrow. The pair helped lead LSU to an undefeated nationwide championship season in 2019. Chase caught 84 passes for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns, averaging over 21 yards per catch and profitable the Biletnikoff Award because the nation’s greatest huge receiver.
Chase will workforce with Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd to present Burrow with a bevy of weapons on the perimeter. In 10 video games, Burrow accomplished 65.3% of his passes for two,688 yards, 13 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
As rumors floated all through the offseason that the Bengals had their eyes set on Chase, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on Wednesday that the Lions tried to commerce up to No. 4 to land Chase.
“There was chatter early within the week that the Lions tried to commerce up to No. 4 to get Chase, however the Falcons’ asking value was too excessive,” Fowler wrote.
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