Ja'Marr Chase endured a tough preseason with the Bengals. Chase, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, caught just one pass while dropping a whopping four passes over the span of three games.
Chase received scrutiny for his performance. He explained that he was adjusting to seeing the NFL ball, which is a bit different than the ball at the college level, but he wasn't worried about it ahead of the regular season.
"I've been hearing that," Chase said of the chatter about his problem with drops after the game. "That's just trash talk. Just block out the noise."
He was right not to be worried. Chase put together an excellent first game for Cincinnati.