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Ja’Marr Chase is an elite deep threat in the NFL so far

The rookie receiver’s PFF numbers confirm what fans have seen: the LSU product is torching defenses.

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Remember when there were concerns Ja’Marr Chase could be a bust? Those preseason overreactions are laughable at this point.

The rookie receiver out of LSU is looking like one of the top deep threats in the game very early in his career. Yesterday, for the third time in three games, Chase scored on a touchdown of 30 yards or more. That’s a record right there:

But if you move beyond the standard stats, Chase is still at least as impressive. According to Pro Football Focus, he is one of the best deep threats in the game... already. He is third in the NFL in deep yards (126) on passes of 20+ yards (earning a 97.3 grade). He is also one of the best against man coverage (fifth, grade of 90.3) and depth of routes (2.75 yards/route, tenth best in the league):

We talk about Chase’s stunning touchdown at the end of the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers and much more from Cincinnati’s 24-10 upset in the video below: