Ja'Marr Chase's early NFL success is no fluke ... so says Michael Irvin, who tells TMZ Sports he believes the new Bengals star is a "more talented" wideout than The Playmaker ever was.
"Ja'Marr Chase is off the chain, man," Irvin said of the Cincinnati rookie.
Michael told us out in NYC on Monday that he's been particularly impressed by Chase's ability to respond from a terrible preseason, one in which he dropped so many passes that people wondered if he'd be a 2021 bust.
Irvin wouldn't speculate on if Jerry Jones would fire Mike McCarthy to keep the young offensive mind in Big D -- but watch the clip, could Irvin possibly believe it's an issue the team will have to address following the season???