The Cincinnati Bengals are one win away from the first Super Bowl championship in franchise history, and a big reason why is because of their offensive weapons. This wide receiving corps is arguably the most elite position group in Super Bowl LVI, and it's headlined by rookie Ja'Marr Chase.
Joe Burrow's college teammate recorded 1,455 receiving yards in the regular season, which is the most recorded by a rookie in the Super Bowl era. It's not all about him, however, as Tee Higgins had his first 1,000-yard receiving season, and Tyler Boyd reached 800 receiving yards for the fourth season in a row. Cincy was one of four teams this season that had three receivers who put up over 800 yards.
It's an unselfish group, although Chase is the obvious superstar. He didn't come into the league as a diva, and Bengals wide receivers coach Troy Walters says he won't develop into one either.
"He's a rare type of guy where success really doesn't change him," Walters said, via the Bengals' official website. "He's been the same person, even in the preseason when he had all those drops. He hadn't changed. So he doesn't change whether things are going well or things aren't going well. … Very humble. Very even keel. Tremendous worker. … He doesn't get too high, doesn't get too low. If he messes up, he's hard on himself. … He wants to correct it.
"I don't ever see him getting that big head, becoming a diva. I'm going to stay on him. I let those guys know, even after his 200-yard performance, I let them know the next day that was the past. It's all about what have you done for me lately. He gets it and he puts the work in."
Chase has 279 receiving yards this postseason, which is the most ever recorded by a rookie in a single postseason. He has a chance to make an impact on the biggest stage of his career this Sunday, but he's more for the unit's success as opposed to his own.