Ja'Marr Chase insists he is "not a cocky person" but admitted he believes he is "the best wide receiver in the NFL." Chase, who set rookie several rookie records last year, has quickly established himself as one of the best at his position in the league.
Not only that Chase believes he is one of the best, he believes he is the very best wideout in the league. "Hell, yeah. 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 said, when asked if he is the best wideout in the NFL, per the Bengals website.
Chase's numbers in 2022
So far this season, Chase has had 87 receptions on 134 targets, 1,046 receiving yards and nine touchdown passes.
On average, Chase has 12 yards per catch. Also, it should be noted that opposing defenses are always focused on Chase. Still, Chase has managed to put on good numbers this season. On Sunday, Chase had a good performance in the Bengals' 24-17 wild-card round win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Against the Steelers, Chase had nine catches on 12 targets for 84 yards and one touchdown. This week, the Bengals are taking on the Buffalo Bills on the road. When the Bills and Bengals met in Week 17 on Monday Night Football, the game was marked by one of the most horrifying scenes ever seen on the field as Damar Hamlin collapsed midway through the first quarter.
That game was suspended and the NFL eventually decided not to resume the game. This Sunday, the two teams will again be taking on each other. It remains to be seen if Chase and company can beat the Bills on the road and progress into the AFC Championship Game.