LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase rewrites rookie history books as Super Bowl approaches


For Bengals rookie Ja’Marr Chase, his first season in the NFL was nothing short of spectacular. After retiring from his junior season at LSU, the expectations were Offensive Rookie of the Year or failure after his dominating career in Death Valley. It’s safe to say that Chase exceeded the lofty goals that people set for him.

As he prepares for a Super Bowl appearance in his rookie campaign, it doesn’t get much better than this. Teaming up with Joe Burrow couldn’t have been scripted better. Now the two can go on to show the world that this Burrow to Chase connection deserves recognition as one of the deadliest tandems in the entire league.

For Chase, his first shots in a Bengals uniform didn’t quite go to plan. While many were ready to label him a bust of continuous drops throughout the preseason, Chase fed off the criticism and exhibited just about every trait one could ask for in a receiver. He remained confident in his abilities and put the lackluster pre-season declines behind him.

“I already knew what I could do,” Chase said. “Not much to prove that I had to do. I’m not too worried. As long as I’m playing my game, make sure no one tries to drag me out and distract me. That’s my main goal, make sure I do my job.

Chase’s LSU brothers, namely Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Odell Beckham Jr., watched closely. They expected that of him. To enter the league and put the entire NFL on notice from the start. Chase’s success wasn’t due to luck, it was destined.

“Not really surprised,” Beckham Jr. said of Chase’s instant success. “He’s someone I’ve watched closely at LSU and all he’s been able to do. And it wasn’t just because of the offense or the coordinators, he’s a guy of it’s really amazing what he’s done as a rookie but it just doesn’t surprise me he’s a big physical receiver so I’m just really happy for him to be able to see him in his first year going to the Super Bowl. So I’m sure that’s all he dreamed of.

Chase and Beckham Jr. both had the chance to hone their skills in one of the toughest conferences in all of college football: the SEC. To whom Chase gives much of his instant impact success.

“They say SEC is the best lecture in college,” Chase said. “The best setup for you, so when you get to the NFL it’s a lot easier. It’s impacted me. It’s helped me a lot. It shows over my rookie year.

Carrying his playoff success, Chase’s legendary first year continues. Living out his childhood dreams and soaking up every moment is more than he could ever have imagined.

“It’s a moment in my life that I’ve dreamed of all my life,” Chase said. “A moment for which I am excited. It’s just living in the moment. Making sure I take advantage of it… It’s a dream come true. It’s what I’ve dreamed of since I was little. The feeling is inexplicable. »

The Tigers will be well represented in Sunday’s Super Bowl game. From Beckham Jr. and Andrew Whitworth suiting up for the Los Angeles Rams to Chase, Burrow and Tyler Shelvin coaching the Bengals, a myriad of LSU stars will be living their dreams.

As Chase and Burrow continue to hone their skills through Sunday. It’s safe to say that Tiger fans will be cheering on Chase to continue his dominating campaign and win a Super Bowl ring.


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