Ja’Marr Chase For Offensive Rookie of the Year

Glenn Kaplan

The Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase were on point once again for the Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC Divisional showdown on the road against the Baltimore Ravens. Cincinnati crushed Baltimore 41-17 on the road on Sunday afternoon.

The Bengals are 5-2 on the year and are temporarily in first place in the AFC North. Cincinnati is also 2-0 in divisional play. Ja’Marr Chase has been a problem for opposing defenses with catching eight receptions for 201 yards receiving and one touchdown.

When Cincinnati was leading 20-17 in the third quarter, Chase caught a pass from Joe Burrow and he took it 82 yards for a touchdown and the Cincinnati Bengals never looked back. Ja’Marr Chase is going to potentially run away with the Offensive Rookie of the Year award and it probably isn’t going to be even close.

None of the rookie quarterbacks have looked good at all this season. Speaking of quarterbacks, is it time for Joe Burrow to be considered in the MVP conversation? Burrow completed 23-of-38 passes for 416 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Burrow has been sensational this year.

He hasn’t missed a beat connecting with Ja’Marr Chase. There is no rookie wide receiver that has made an immediate impact on their football team than him. Players like Jaylen Waddle (MIA), Kadarius Toney (NYG), Mac Jones (NE), Trevor Lawrence (JAX), and Kyle Pitts (ATL) could all be in consideration for the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.

If it is not a unanimous vote for Ja’Marr Chase of the Cincinnati Bengals this season, then the voters don’t watch enough football. Chase catches everything and he is a game-breaker. So much for him being a bust and dropping passes in the preseason. At least he got it out of the way then.

This Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase connection is going to be a problem for the rest of the NFL moving forward for the next decade if both of them can stay healthy. The chemistry has been on point since the 2019 Nat’l Championship Year for LSU against Clemson.

The Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) next game will be on the road against the New York Jets (1-5) next Sunday.
The Baltimore Ravens (5-2) will be on a bye week next week. They will then host the Minnesota Vikings (3-3) on Sunday, November 7th.

-Glenn Kaplan, 12oz Sports Contributor, Live Monday’s at 3 p.m. ET & Thursday at 11 a.m. ET on 12oz Sports

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