Ja'Marr Chase is one of the most exciting rookies the NFL has seen in the past few years. The wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals was selected in fifth overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, Chase was able to win over the footballing world with his immense play. He was arguably the key reason why the Bengals were able to come back to the postseason after a five-year drought. In the playoffs, it was Chase's 116 receiving yards that got the Bengals over the hump against the Raiders. All this talk about Ja'Marr Chase around the league got him a lot of attention, which the young star turned into an ample opportunity for himself. Thus, let's dig into Ja'Marr Chase's net worth in 2022.

Ja'Marr Chase's net worth in 2022 (estimate): $1 million 

Ja'Marr Chase, Bengals, Justin Jefferson

Ja'Marr Chase's net worth in 2022 is $1 million. This is according to numerous outlets, including SportsNaut. Chase is only at the beginning of his NFL career. Still, while his net worth might seem fairly small right now, Chase does have one of the biggest rookie contracts in NFL history. Upon being drafted by the franchise, the Bengals gave Chase a four-year deal worth a shade under $31 million. Included in that deal is $19 million he will get as a signing bonus. Before we go into his NFL journey, however, it is worth examining how exactly Ja'Marr Chase got here.

Born in Harvey, Louisiana, Chase spent most of his life before moving on to the pros around his hometown. He went to Archbishop Rummel High School in a town close to Harvey, where he was a complete star. Due to his immense play for this high school, many universities around the country were interested in bringing him to the squad. However, Chase was adamant to stay close to home. Thus, in February of 2018, it was clear that Chase will be the new wide receiver of the Louisiana State University Tigers.

At LSU, Chase had a fruitful couple of seasons. In his freshman year, he started just eight games but he completely exploded in his sophomore campaign. The Tigers got one of the best NCAA wide receivers in history, as Chase had 84 catches, good enough for 1780 yards, which comes out to 21.2 yards on average. Included here are also his 20 touchdowns, as a result of these receiving numbers, which is far more than the three he had in his first season. After this year where he absolutely dominated, Chase decided to go in a different direction.

Rather than playing one more season, Chase consulted with his management and chose to sit out the 2020 NCAA season. While there were speculations that he was doing this to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic, which was raging at the time, it was later reported that Chase simply wanted to remain healthy, as he already had word that he will be a top pick. Due to NFL rules, he could not have been drafted before three years passed of his high school graduation. After the time period passed, Chase declared for the draft and was selected fifth by the Bengals.

He made his debut with the franchise in September of 2021, against the Minnesota Vikings. His rookie season was quite impressive. He had 1455 yards in 81 catches, good enough for an 18.0 average. Only three players received more yards than Chase, and only two had more touchdowns. Even more impressive is the fact that he was barely in the top 20 in terms of total catches. However, Chase broke the NFL rookie record for receiving yards in a single game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17. The record currently stands at 266 yards.

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Outside of his immense rookie contract, Ja'Marr Chase also remained active in the endorsements. He does not have many, as it is only his first season in the NFL and that number will increase as time goes. Still, it is worth mentioning that Progressive, Raising Canes, and Cool Cup Juice all have Chase as one of their ambassadors. In terms of equipment, Chase has a deal with Nike, signed after his rookie deal. The financial details of these deals are not known, but they are definitely just the start for the young wide receiver.

As said previously, if this is any indication of the kind of career he will have, Ja'Marr Chase has absolutely nothing to worry about. He has a playoff run, an NFL rookie record, and a Pro-Bowl selection in his rookie season, so he will just go up from this point on.

Nevertheless, were you at all stunned by Ja'Marr Chase's net worth in 2022?