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It’s the reunion so many LSU football plans were excited about the potential of — wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase will be catching passes from quarterback Joe Burrow.
Burrow had a meteoric rise in the 2019 season which ultimately saw him lead LSU to an undefeated season capped off with a national championship victory over Clemson.
He was rightfully picked by the Bengals at first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, and now Chase joins him after the team selected him at fifth overall in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Burrow is obviously familiar with the Cincy area, having lived there for over a year now and having attended college at Ohio State before making the journey to Baton Rouge.
But the area that surrounds Paul Brown Stadium is new territory for Chase, who seems to be impressed that Cincinnati, is, well, not the Cincinnati he thought it might be.
“This is not what I thought Cincinnati would be, so I’m liking it so far,” Chase told reporters.
Sounds like he was pleasantly surprised… so what exactly did Chase expect the city to be like?
“I thought it was just a bunch of land,” Chase replied when asked about the topic by reporters.
It’s good to hear that Chase is already happy where he is, and it’s a sure thing that Bengals fans will also be happy campers in the near future when Burrow and Chase have a chance to re-establish the magic sense of chemistry they had in 2019.
Chase opted out of the 2020 season, totaling 84 receptions for 1,780 yards with 20 touchdowns in the previous year.