Ja’Marr Chase named Pepsi Rookie of the Week for Week 1

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Ja’Marr Chase named Pepsi Rookie of the Week for Week 1
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One week in, one award already for the Bengals’ first-round rookie WR Ja’Marr Chase.

After his five-catch, 101-yard performance with a 50-yard touchdown in Cincinnati’s Week 1 overtime victory over the Minnesota Vikings, the former LSU star was named the Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie of the Week for Week 1.

After a preseason that was plagued with drops and some already concerned about how he would fare when the bullets really started flying in the regular season, Chase quieted a lot of his doubters with a few key catches on third down and the aforementioned touchdown on a beautiful deep bomb from Joe Burrow. That made Chase the third-youngest Bengal to ever score a touchdown and is the longest score ever for a Bengals rookie.

Soon, the national audience will get a chance to see Chase in action as the Bengals have a Thursday Night Football appearance coming in Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. As for Week 2, Chase takes on Jaylon Johnson, Kindle Vildor and the rest of the Chicago Bears.

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