Chase is now the youngest player in NFL history to catch four touchdowns in his first three games.
The man he surpassed to reach this mark is Pro Football Hall of Fame selection Randy Moss.
With 2 receiving TD today, Ja'Marr Chase became the youngest player (& first 21-year-old) in NFL history to have 4+ rec TD in his team's first 3 games of a season— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) September 26, 2021
HOF Randy Moss was the previous youngest player (21) w/ 3 rec TD in his team's first 3 games@Bengals @Real10jayy__
I’d say the Bengals got this pick right.
The Cincinnati Bengals have found a keeper in Ja’Marr Chase.
Granted, any top-five pick should eventually become a cornerstone piece of any franchise, but it’s still no guarantee for success in the NFL.
The Bengals certainly aren’t having buyer’s remorse with Chase, who did have a rough preseason, though that’s been a thing of the past as the rookie enjoys a historical start to his professional career.
After hauling in a 34-yard score in the second quarter of Cincinnati’s Week 3 clash with the Steelers, Chase became just the ninth player in NFL history to catch a touchdown in his first three NFL games. He’s also the first Bengals player to ever do it, per team reporter Marisa Contipelli.
With that touchdown, Ja'Marr Chase becomes the 9th player in league history to catch a touchdown pass in his first three career games, and the first Bengal to do it.— Marisa Contipelli (@BengalsMarisa) September 26, 2021
Remember when people thought Ja’Marr Chase couldn’t catch— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 26, 2021
But Chase wasn’t done there, as he hauled in a nine-yard scoring grab in the third quarter from former LSU Tigers teammate Joe Burrow to put the good guys ahead 24-7. Chase is now up to four touchdowns and counting in his debut season, while the Bengals are finally climbing out of the AFC North cellar.
You just love to see it.