The Cincinnati Bengals have stunned everybody by making an improbable run to the Super Bowl. Joe Burrow has worked wonders in his second season in the NFL, and the Bengals defeated the Las Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans, and Kansas City Chiefs en route to an AFC title.
The Ja’Marr Chase-Joe Burrow connection has translated from LSU to the NFL without any hiccups. Burrow won the Comeback Player of the Year and Chase won Offensive Rookie of the Year during the NFL Honors show days before The Big Game. Now, they shift their focus on the Super Bowl and a huge matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
On Friday, Chase spoke highly of his quarterback and hit him with an all-time great compliment.
Ja’Marr Chase raves about Joe Burrow with a massive compliment
After the Bengals wrapped up their final practice before the Super Bowl, Chase spoke highly of his quarterback, which shouldn’t be a surprise.
The two spent time together at LSU and won the National Championship. Then, Burrow went No. 1 over in the 2020 NFL Draft, and Chase went No. 5 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. But, Chase’s comments show just how special Burrow is (h/t Jay Morrison of The Athletic).
“I do whatever Joe (Burrow) tells me to do. He’s like a god to me.”Ja’Marr Chase on Joe Burrow
That is high praise for the second-year signal-caller, and so far, Burrow has looked every bit like a god on the football field.
Furthermore, the connection between the two has been excellent, and the Bengals’ decision to draft Chase instead of Penei Sewell continues to look like a massive success.
The Bengals QB-WR connection has been unbelievable this season
Is this a surprise?
The Burrow-Chase connection has transitioned flawlessly from LSU to the NFL. Burrow came out one year before Chase, and the Bengals young wide receiver didn’t play a snap during the 2020 college football season.
In 2020, Burrow didn’t throw a single completion of longer than 30 yards in the air. However, he had 13 completions and seven touchdowns on such passes this season — and Chase is a huge reason why.
Chase came onto the scene and exploded. The highlight of it all was his huge performance against the Chiefs, posting an eye-popping 266 yards and three touchdowns on 11 catches.
He finished the regular season with 81 catches, 1,455 yards, and 13 touchdowns. He posted two 100-yard games in the playoffs before a mediocre 54-yard outing against Kansas City in the AFC title game and can make history in the Super Bowl.
Burrow has been a god, but Chase has also been outstanding and a massive reason for the success of the Bengals’ superstar quarterback.
The Bengals will need the Chase-Burrow duo to show up against the Rams
The Bengals have defied the odds and made a trip to the Super Bowl. But, the Rams are no easy task. Matthew Stafford, Odell Beckham Jr., Von Miller, Jalen Ramsey, Aaron Donald, and Cooper Kupp are just a few players on the LA sidelines that pose a threat.
After the Rams went all-in on a Super Bowl run, they made it and have a bit of home-field advantage with the game being played at SoFi Stadium.
Can the young, upstart Bengals throttle the Rams and ruin their chances of a home-field Super Bowl party? If so, Chase and Burrow will need to have a huge game, and the Rams defense will be a tough group to face.
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