Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow wouldn’t mind reuniting with a former Tigers teammate.
Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow had a good thing going with Ja’Marr Chase in Baton Rouge in 2019.
The Burrow/Chase combination accounted for over 1,700 receiving yards during the Tigers’ championship run in 2019.
After 2019, Burrow went off to the NFL after being selected with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Chase returned to LSU for his junior season, but he opted out to focus on his future NFL career. The former Tigers wideout is expected to be one of the top players selected in the 2021 NFL Draft.
And the Bengals hold the No. 5 overall selection.
On Tuesday, Burrow was asked by reporters how he’d feel about a reunion with Chase in the NFL.
“I wouldn’t mind,” said Burrow (via CincyJungle.com).
“It’s pretty easy to throw it to him when he has five yards of separation every snap,” explained Burrow. “He’s an exciting player and a great guy and a friend as well. He was fun to play with.”
Drafting Chase may not be what helps Burrow the most in Cincy
As fun as it would be to see Burrow and Chase reunited in Cincinnati, it’s probably not what’s best for the Bengals…..or Burrow.
Cincinnati struggled mightily to protect Burrow in 2020. That’s the reason his rookie season was cut short.
The Bengals need to make drafting an offensive lineman — specifically Penei Sewell — their top priority.
Unfortunately for the Bengals, the Miami Dolphins have the No. 3 overall pick. And it’s certainly possible they could take Sewell ahead of Cincinnati.
If that happens, then maybe taking Chase would make sense.
Though I still think it would be wise for the Bengals to either trade up for Sewell or trade down to take multiple offensive linemen.
Either way, Cincinnati is in a good spot heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. They just need to make sure they don’t squander a top-five pick.