Ja'Marr Chase sets new NFL mark previously held by Randy Moss
The torrid start to the career of Ja’Marr Chase continued during the Cincinnati Bengals’ 24-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Chase caught a pair of touchdowns from Joe Burrow on Sunday, giving him 4 on the season in his first 3 games. He had a touchdown reception against both the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears.
That puts him in rarefied air as the rookie from LSU has shaken off a poor preseason to become a reliable target early in his NFL career. According to the NFL’s research department, Chase is the youngest-ever player to record 4 or more touchdown catches through Week 3.
The youngest player before that is a name football fans will readily recognize: Randy Moss. Moss would go on to total 156 receiving touchdowns and lead the league in that department in 5 different seasons en route to a Hall of Fame induction.
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
It’s far too early to tell if Chase will be enshrined in Canton following his own NFL career, but at least he has the edge over one of the league’s all-time greats in one statistic.