The Cincinnati Bengals chose to sure up their offensive skill weapons by drafting QB Joe Burrow’s LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase with the 5th overall pick in the 2021 draft. And Chase says their chemistry from LSU will carry over to the NFL.
Even though the Bengals were not in need of a wide receiver, Chase is still an excellent player that will make the Bengals offense much better. Chase sat out the 2020 season, but was a stud in 2019.
He had an astounding 2019 season, catching 84 passes from Burrow for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns. And was awarded the Biletnikoff Award, which is presented to the best wide receiver in college football.
– 221 Rec yds vs Clemson (most ever in BCS/CFP title game)
– 20 Rec TD this season (most in SEC history)
– 1,780 Rec yds this season (most in SEC history) pic.twitter.com/IqDvCVxk16
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 14, 2020
Joe Burrow also lived up to the hype that earned him the 1st overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. He threw for 13 scores to only 5 interceptions and led the team to 2 victories. But a horrid offensive line saw Burrow being tossed around with ease before his ACL tear shut down his rookie season.
But with a better all-around team, and his favorite weapon back on the same team as him, Burrow and Chase look as strong as ever. And Chase is not downplaying their history
LSU connection back together: Joe Burrow throwing deep to Ja’Marr Chase, who comes down with a gorgeous one-handed grab. Thing of beauty.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) July 26, 2021
Ja’Marr Chase says his chemistry with Burrow is still the same.
The LSU Tigers also dominated the 2019 College football season, and Joe Burrow along with Chase were an unstoppable duo. Chase spoke about their chemistry heading into the Pros.
“I would probably say we never lost it,” Chase said, via Keith Jenkins of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Just a little communication with me and him if I might mess up and he’ll tell me what’s going on, tell me how he wants it, tell me what I see on the play so we’ll talk about it, correct it and that’s how it’s always been.”
Chase says that when they were college teammates, Burrow did more than anyone to teach him about film study.
“I know in college, Joe was actually one of the first people that helped me really break down film,” Chase said. “I used to just sit there and watch myself, try to critique myself, but Joe actually gave me the ins and outs of watching film when I was younger. It plays a part now.”