KANSAS CITY — Back in April, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Louisiana State University wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft with the No. 5 overall pick.
There was a lot of debate that went into this choice, but it’s hard to regret choosing Chase after the way he has played this season.
“Ja’Marr is a freak,” C.J. Uzomah, tight end for Cincinnati told News Center 7′s James Rider, “How are you that slippery?”
Uzomah spoke of his teammate’s unique innate ability to know where everyone is on the field.
At this point, no one should doubt Chase’s talent — but this wasn’t always the case.
When he was coming out of high school Chase said former LSU coach Les Miles told him he could not play receiver but instead should be a quarterback.
“That was something I had on my shoulders growing up,” Chase said.
Chase was determined to prove Miles wrong, he worked on his craft off-season, waking up early to work out.
Against the Kansas City Chiefs Chase caught 11 passes for a record 266 yards and three touchdowns.
Chase is not the only receiver who has had big games this season.
“I think that’s what makes our receiving room game great, is not only is every single person in that room able to have a game like that,” Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow said, “But they don’t get upset if they are not the guy who has that kind of game.”
Burrow said that Chase will be just as happy when his teammates make a big play as if he himself made it.
Uzomah said he can’t wait to see what the future holds for Chase.
Cincinnati fans are certainly hoping that Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase is a connection that they will see for years to come, and hopefully, this Sunday lead the Bengals to the Super Bowl.
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