Bengals Reveal Their Plan For Ja'Marr Chase This Season
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Ja'Marr Chase is coming off a wonderful rookie season with the Cincinnati Bengals.
In his first professional season, the No. 5 overall draft pick put together an aggressive Rookie of the Year campaign behind 81 catches for 1,455 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.
While his output in 2021 was about as good as it gets for a rookie wide receiver,
The Bengals are hoping to use him even more in this coming season.
On Tuesday, Bengals wide receivers coach Troy Walters mentioned that the chase could be used in a variety of ways this coming season - including in the backfield.
"He's going to be all over the field," Walters said according to Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' website.
"We're going to use her as much as we can. She's a quick learner ...
That's what great players want to do. They want to play everywhere.
“They understand the value of turning around and insisting on defending you sometimes in the slot.
You don't want the defense to focus on you. He has accepted that challenge. Just find a way to create the mismatch. ,
It is becoming increasingly popular in the NFL to use athletic-dynamic wide receivers as runners out of the backfield (i.e. Debo Samuel with the San Francisco 49ers).
Chase made seven rushing attempts for only 21 yards last season, but those numbers could take a significant spike in 2022.
The second year wideout also plans to have more lining up as a slot receiver this coming season.
"It's going to make our offense more explosive," Chase said.
"If we sit there like robots and stay in that position, they're anticipating what's coming.
That's why you roam."
What kind of year are you expecting from Chase in 2022?