However, the early season came and went, and he barely got any snaps. Eventually, he suffered a hamstring injury and was knocked out for four games.
Thankfully, he’s back now, though, and he finally got his chance to shine against Jacksonville.
With nine carries for 61 yards, including a 31-yard explosive run, Brown looked quick and strong in a way that can give the Bengals offense a much-needed spark.
With such a solid showing, it would not be surprising if the Bengals continued to give him more run for the remainder of the season. They can save a good amount of cap space by moving on from Joe Mixon in the offseason, which could make sense with some tough decisions coming up.
To do that, though, they will want to feel like they already have a solid starter waiting in the wings, which hopefully can be Chase Brown.
Along with all the youth on the defense and Brown, it would be a good thing to see more of the rookie receivers as well, being that the Bengals will have some tough decisions to make at that position in the offseason and knowing how much the rookies in Charlie Jones and Andrei Iosivas can contribute next year will be hugely beneficial.
The Bengals have gotten the young guys involved on defense, and now it’s time to get them more involved on offense. Chase Brown showed out with his first chance, and hopefully, he can continue to shine the rest of the season.