Joe Burrow: Ja’Marr Chase will bring explosiveness to our offense

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The Bengals were the first of a few teams to reunite a college quarterback and receiving duo in the 2021 draft when they selected wideout Ja'Marr Chase at No. 5 overall.

Burrow and Chase were on the field together at Cincinnati’s Tuesday OTA practice, reigniting the chemistry that helped LSU win a national championship in 2019. After the session, Burrow admitted the pair was a little rusty at first but got their timing back, getting in a few extra reps.

Knowing Chase as he does, Burrow said he was excited when he heard the wideout was joining him in Cincinnati.

“Obviously me and Ja’Marr have a good rapport, [are] good friends, teammates,” Burrow said in his press conference. “I think he’s going to bring an explosiveness to our offense. He’s tough to tackle. You get the ball in his hands, and he’s a big, strong receiver that corners are going to have a tough time tackling him. And then he can take the top off a defense. So we have some great receivers, great weapons that are at our disposal and we’ve got to utilize them properly.”

Coming off reconstructive knee surgery, Burrow is by all accounts on track to be healthy for the start of the season. If he and Chase can recapture what they did in college, Cincinnati could shake up the balance in the AFC North.

3 responses to “Joe Burrow: Ja’Marr Chase will bring explosiveness to our offense

  1. It strikes me as strange that seemingly none of the posts about Cincinnati even mention A.J. Green not being there anymore. I know he isn’t a monster like he once was but after the career he had there, it is just weird to not even mention him.

  2. fringetastic says:
    May 25, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    It strikes me as strange that seemingly none of the posts about Cincinnati even mention A.J. Green not being there anymore. I know he isn’t a monster like he once was but after the career he had there, it is just weird to not even mention him.

    Loved AJ, as a player and he’s a great person, but he’s pretty much done as a player. He had over 100 targets last year and under 50 catches. What is there to talk about?

  3. AJ was one of the best receivers this league has seen. Too bad he never had a QB to match.

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