Chase and Jefferson LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) and LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase (1) celebrate Chase’s touchdown catch at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. LSU leads Alabama 33-13 at halftime. Jc Bamalsu 40

After being part of a historic offense together at LSU, you could make the argument that Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson are the two best wide receivers in the National Football League. And few, if any, would argue.

Chase saw his quarterback, Joe Burrow, sign the richest contract in NFL history Thursday. At the same time, he’s keeping an eye on Jefferson’s ongoing contract extension negotiations, as the reigning 2022 Ascscoiuated Press Offensive Player of the Year is in line to become the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL.

With that, Chase is hoping that Jefferson can set the market and the two can cash in on their well-deserved paydays.

“I hope he sets the market for me,” Chase said Thursday. “That’s what I’m hoping he does, but other than that congratulations to what he has going on. Proud of him, Congratulations brother.”

Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins is the highest-paid receiver in the NFL at the moment, as he currently makes an annual average of $30 million per season. It’s likely that both Jefferson and Chase will soon eclipse that number.

In 2022, Jefferson hauled in 128 catches for 1,809 yards with eight touchdowns, while Chase caught 97 passes for 1,046 and nine touchdowns. As the 2023 season begins, it remains to be seen if both players can continue to put up those types of numbers as some of the top receivers in the NFL.

[Charlie Clifford]

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