‘He’s Not Going To Be a Bust’ – Joe Burrow Backs LSU Teammate Ja’Marr Chase to Excel in the NFL

Published 06/16/2021, 11:50 AM EDT
May 25, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) talks with center Trey Hopkins (66) during practice at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports


Joe Burrow is inching closer and closer towards getting back to his very best. The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback who had his promising rookie campaign cut short by an ACL tear he sustained in a clash against the Washington Football Team is back on the field. 

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But thankfully for the Bengals, the quarterback and his team of doctors believe he is almost 100% match fit. Seen throwing balls at the Bengals minicamp, Joe Burrow is excited about a new target he’ll get to throw at come next season.

May 25, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws a pass during practice at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

 With the fifth overall pick, the Bengals decided to draft LSU wide receiver, Ja’Marr Chase. The same Chase who Burrow linked up with during his college days to win the national championship. 

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The duo ran riot as they steamrolled their way to the national title in 2019. Now set to link up again in the NFL, Burrow expects more of the same to follow in 2021. 

Joe Burrow confident about Ja’Marr Chase’s success     

Talking to the media, Burrow was asked about the impression the new wide receiver had made at the Bengals organization so far. And Burrow said that it’s all going just as expected. 

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“Everyone’s been surprised at how smart he was. I told everyone coming in that he’s not going to bust — he’s going to know exactly what to do, he’s going to be a pro. And that’s exactly what’s happened,” Burrow said.

Talking about Chase’s playing style, Burrow said it’s the wide receiver’s quick feet that has everybody stumped.

 

“He’s just super smooth on the field. He doesn’t look like he’s going super hard, and guys are coming up to me it’s like, ‘Is he going hard?’ 

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He’s just at a different speed than everybody else. So it’s exciting to have him. He’s going to be great for us, and he’s a great friend as well,” he added.

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The Bengals came under a lot of scrutiny for not picking a premier O-linesman like Penei Sewell to provide the pass protection Burrow so desperately needs. But it seems that Burrow himself is pretty happy with the pick himself. 

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Here’s hoping he remains fit to ensure a steady flow of passes to his favorite wide receiver.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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