The Cincinnati Bengals didn’t waste any time getting fifth-overall pick Ja’Marr Chase the ball on Saturday night.
Making his NFL debut with the Bengals during the team’s Week 1 preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chase took a quick-hitter from Brandon Allen and got up the field quickly.
It was Chase’s only catch of the night, but it was hard not to be encouraged by what he flashed on the vanilla play (ditto for Jonah Williams looking good as a blocker).
The Bengals didn’t play most of their big names on offense after the first drive, but each of the big three wideouts had a catch, topped off by Chase’s big play.
The play in question:
Welcome to the League, Ja’Marr!
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 14, 2021