The Ja’Marr Chase show keeps running Bengals training camp

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There was an understandable degree of skepticism recently when a Cincinnati Bengals player suggested Ja’Marr Chase looked even better this year in the early goings of training camp.

After all, Chase had that rookie season where he posted 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns (18.0 average), then another 368 and one (14.7) over four playoff games, making him one of the best debut receivers since Randy Moss.

But what the player meant was the little things, like Chase’s technique running routes and his ability to manipulate defenders.

And despite the lack of Joe Burrow under center, Chase has been the star of the show in training camp anyway.

There are moments like this, via Dan Hoard, where he powers through coverage:

And then there has been the simple fact pretty much nobody can cover him when the ball actually gets to him:

Second-year leaps for players aren’t that shocking for a variety of reasons, but Chase making another wasn’t as easy to predict given how great he was as a rookie. But the early signs of one are there, especially compared to the sluggish start he had to his rookie camp.

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Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire