Inside Joe Burrow And Ja'Marr Chase's Relationship

Cincinnati Bengals player Joe Burrow has everyone around the NFL talking. The young quarterback has officially punched his ticket to the Super Bowl, and his team has been making waves all season long. The athlete, who was the number one overall pick by the Bengals in the 2020 NFL draft, may only be in the second year of his professional career, but he's led the franchise to their first Super Bowl appearance in 33 years (via Full Press Coverage).

Throughout the 2021-2022 season, Burrow and the Bengals have been finding ways to win games and doing it with a chip on their shoulder. Previously, the quarterback told CBS Sports that he is tired of fans and analysts looking at Cincinnati as a "Cinderella" story. "No, I'm tired of the underdog narrative," Burrow said in January 2022. "We're a really, really good team. We're here to make noise and teams are going to have to pay attention to us. We're, like I said, a really good team with really good players and coaches and we're coming for it all," he added.

Of course, Burrow didn't win the AFC North division title or the AFC championship by himself. The team has been firing on all cylinders throughout the entire season, and one of Burrow's favorite targets has been his former college teammate, Ja'Marr Chase.

Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase were college teammates

Fans who have been following Joe Burrow already know that he began his college career at Ohio State. However, he opted to leave the university's program in favor of Louisiana State University, where he met teammate Ja'Marr Chase. The two created a powerful on-field bond that helped lead the LSU Tigers to the 2019 College Football Championship (via The Sporting News). Later, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Burrow to their team. They also opted to pick up his dynamic college teammate, Chase, due to his history with Burrow. The two were reunited as "tigers" yet again in Burrow's home state of Ohio.

"It ended up he's a guy that can make a difference in our offense. He's so explosive," Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan said of Chase's football talent. "To me, he's the best receiver that's come out in the last three years. He's worthy of that spot where guys like A.J. (Green) and Julio (Jones) were drafted. It's hard to pass up that kind of talent."

During their Super Bowl run, Burrow broke the Bengals' records for most touchdown passes thrown in a single season, as well as most passing yards in a season (via SI). Meanwhile, Chase has broken the team's record for most receiving yards in a season (via Cincy Jungle), seemingly proving that he and Burrow have undeniable chemistry on the field.