Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase already aiming for NFL history: 'I'm trying to break every record I can'

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With a great Week 1 performance under his belt, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase is already looking at what's ahead of him. Not just the Bengals' Week 2 matchup against the Chicago Bears, but at what he wants to accomplish in his career. 

Chase, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, told "Good Morning Football" on Wednesday that he has some lofty career goals. Comments begin at 3:17 mark:

Chase had a record-breaking year at LSU in 2019, so of course he'd expect the same of himself in the NFL. And it's not impossible. While there are some records that may never be broken (think Jerry Rice), Chase's former teammate at LSU, Justin Jefferson, set new NFL records for rookie receiving yards just last year. With 101 yards already in the books, Chase needs 1,300 more to break Jefferson's rookie record of 1,400. 

Chase off to a great start

Chase's Week 1 got him off to a great start on his journey to break as many records as he can, but there were reasons to be nervous about him as the season began. His preseason games were plagued by drops, which he chalked up to the differences between the NFL football and the NCAA football. He told the media that it was his responsibility to figure it all out and be ready for Week 1.

And figure it out he did. Chase showed the doubters that there was no reason to worry about him at all. He had five catches for 101 yards and scored his very first NFL touchdown. 

Quarterback Joe Burrow knew what people had been saying about Chase's drop issues, and he was ready with a response after Sunday's 27-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings. 

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