Ja’Marr Chase clears air on Joe Burrow’s future after Bengals WR’s CJ Stroud remark

The Cincinnati Bengals, led by quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, have witnessed a season full of struggles. Burrow’s season-ending surgery marred their hope in the initial phase of the season. Jake Browning led the Bengals to several wins but couldn’t ensure a playoff run.

After missing their chance to secure Super Bowl LVIII, Cincy players are attending the Pro Bowl event in Orlando. Chase hit the headlines for his charm with Houston Texans rookie CJ Stroud, but the WR claimed to stay loyal to Burrow only.

Ja’Marr Chase backs Bengals QB Joe Burrow

At the 2024 Pro Bowl Games, sports enthusiasts caught a glimpse of potential magic between CJ Stroud and the Bengals’ Ja’Marr Chase. However, despite the emerging prospect of their partnership, Chase took to social media to reaffirm his commitment to his quarterback, Joe Burrow.

He dispelled any notions of a potential move by writing, “lol i’m not leaving my dawg joe that easy y’all relax.”

The bond between Burrow and Chase extends beyond mere speculation. The dynamic duo previously showcased their prowess at Louisiana State University (LSU). They played crucial roles in securing the 2019-20 national championship for LSU. Transitioning to the professional arena, Burrow and Chase continued their winning ways by paving the way for the Bengals to Super Bowl LVI in 2022 and the AFC title game in 2023.

The WR even urged to give rest to his QB amid the signal-caller’s injury saga. Looking ahead, Ja’Marr Chase is set to become eligible for an extension this offseason, via Bleacher Report. However, the timing of his negotiations appears to hinge on the contract negotiations of fellow WR Justin Jefferson. By waiting for Jefferson’s deal to set a benchmark, Chase aims to ensure his extension aligns with market value.

Currently operating on a four-year, $30.8 million contract expiring in 2024, the receiver’s performance warrants consideration for a lucrative extension. The Bengals, with an effective salary cap of $53,189,822 in 2024, will face decisions on both Burrow’s extension and a potential one for Chase.

Ja’Marr Chase claims CJ Stroud wants to play at Bengals

During Sunday’s Pro Bowl event, Ja’Marr Chase and CJ Stroud connected for a touchdown. Following the TD, the Bengals WR couldn’t help but acknowledge the potential of their dynamic partnership.

With a grin, Chase voiced his belief that Stroud might have a desire to join forces once again, stating, “CJ I know you wanna come play with me brother, Come On!”

Stroud has been a standout rookie quarterback of the 2023 season. He showcased his prowess with the Texans by leading them to an AFC South Division title and a memorable Wild Card Round playoff victory. Though they fell short to the Baltimore Ravens later, the rookie had an impressive stat line. He tallied over 4,000 passing yards and 23 touchdowns.

Meanwhile, Chase has consistently delivered stellar performances throughout the season despite battling with injuries. With consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and a career total of 29 touchdowns, he has established himself as one of the league’s premier receivers. He is making his third appearance in the Pro Bowl in as many seasons in the league this weekend.


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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.


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