Cincinnati Bengals standout wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase was put to the test by former NFL WR Brandon Marshall when he was asked about his top five wide receivers in the league.
Instead of picking up the 2021 triple-crown wideout in Cooper Kupp, Chase — the reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year — listed Las Vegas Raiders WR Davante Adams as the top dog.
Ja’Marr Chase’s top 5 NFL wide receivers
The second point is where things really failed: placing Allen in #2.
Though Allen still has the standing of being considered a WR1, he lists him as the second-best WR in the NFL when guys like Diontae Johnson (1,161) were caught for more receiving yards in Pittsburgh — with a significantly lower QB than Justin Herbert – Chase’s makes list a hard sell.
Especially when the fourth player on the list, Kupp, rushed for 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns last season.
Diggs ended up third on the list…which isn’t a bad choice.
Rounding out the list was WR Jefferson, a sophomore, who had two exceptional seasons in Minnesota, streaking for 3,016 yards and 17 touchdowns. With the Vikings turning to an offensive first coach in former Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell, Jefferson could be the guy to challenge Adams for the top spot until next offseason.
It’s amazing how Justin Jefferson always seems five feet away from the nearest DB.
Completely untenable. pic.twitter.com/08p1FkWAkk
– Al Smizzle (@AlZeidenfeld) August 9, 2022
Now, ignore any standards applied to Ja’Marr’s rankings and enjoy a more accurate list of the NFL’s top five receivers:
Definite top 5 wide receivers
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