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Standout Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase was put on the spot by former NFL WR Brandon Marshall when asked for his top five wide receivers in the league.
Instead of picking the 2021’s triple-crown wideout in Cooper Kupp, Chase — the reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year — listed Las Vegas Raiders WR Davante Adams as top dog.
Ja’Marr Chase’s Top 5 NFL Wide Receivers
- Davante Adams
- Keenan Allen
- Stefon Diggs
- Cooper Kupp
- Justin Jefferson
The second spot is where things really fell off: slotting in Allen at No. 2.
Though Allen still has the cred to be deemed a WR1, listing him as the second-best WR in the NFL when guys like Diontae Johnson (1,161) in Pittsburgh caught for more receiving yards — with a significantly lesser QB than Justin Herbert — makes Chase’s list a hard sell.
Especially when the fourth guy on the list, Kupp, posted 1,947 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns last season.
Diggs landed third on the list … which isn’t a bad selection.
Finishing the list was third-year WR Jefferson, who’s had two exceptional seasons in Minnesota: accruing 3,016 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns in that span. With the Vikings turning to an offense-first coach in former Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell, Jefferson may be the guy to challenge Adams for the top spot by the next offseason.
Now, disregard all of the standards applied Ja’Marr’s ranking and enjoy a more accurate list of the NFL’s top five receivers:
Definitive Top 5 Wide Receivers
- Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins