The 2019 LSU Tigers will be remembered as one of the greatest to ever do it.
Ed Orgeron’s team decimated opponents on its way to the College Football Playoff National Championship, in large part due to the high-powered offense piloted by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow.
Burrow’s favorite big-play target was wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.
The duo is bringing its strong connection to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Joe Burrow & Ja’Marr Chase in Cincinnati
Joe Burrow’s Heisman season catapulted him to the top of draft boards. He was selected first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft.
He got off to a hot start as a a rookie before tearing his ACL and MCL in Week 11 against the Washington Football Team.
Burrow showed enough promise to put the Bengals a tough spot heading into this year’s draft: Do we take an offensive lineman to protect our franchise QB? Or do we give him another weapon?
They chose the latter when they took Chase, who opted out of the 2020 college football season, with the fifth-overall pick.
I’m sure Burrow had strong input. He and Chase connected 84 times in 2019, totaling 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns.
The former LSU wideout joins a receiving corps of Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins. Longtime Bengal A.J. Green signed with the Arizona Cardinals this offseason.
The numbers and highlights alone were enough to get Cincinnati and Bayou Bengals fans excited. They were able to see the first glimpse in Cincinnati’s OTAs.
For one, it’s great to see Burrow out on the field. He looks like he’s moving pretty well after his gnarly injury.
He’s going through a drill and who else but No. 1 shows up on video. Burrow precisely turns, and fires a bullet to the stationary first-round pick.
The pass comes in right as his face mask. Chase catches it with the a crisp “pop” that has me eager for September.
Russell Wilson and D.K. Metcalf were an incredible fantasy QB/WR pair last year. Burrow and Chase could be worth looking into this season (free fantasy tips brought to you by the guy who finished 10th in a 12-man league. You can’t question my love for the game, though).
Cincinnati head coach Zac Taylor knows it worked pretty well in Baton Rouge.