Ja’Marr Chase Broke The NFL’s #1 Rule: He Talked About Another Man’s Money

Ja’Marr Chase Shares How He Cheered Up Joe Burrow After Super Bowl

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There’s no denying that the Cincinnati Bengals have one of the best offensive units in the National Football League.

Because of the way the NFL works, though, it’ll be difficult to keep that core group together as they all begin to sign larger contracts, most notably Joe Burrow, who will likely reset the QB market when he does sign his new deal.

Other than Burrow, the other piece that the Bengals will obviously be desperate to keep for the majority (if not the entirety) of his career is wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, as the 22-year-old has posted 168 catches, 2,501 yards, and 22 touchdowns in his first 29 games in the league. He also has another 39 catches for 613 yards and three touchdowns in six postseason games.

Given that both players are in line for new deals, how Cincy fits all of their talented offensive players under the salary cap has been a popular topic of conversation amongst NFL circles, so much so that Chase himself even commented on the situation and appeared to break the league’s cardinal rule: don’t talk about another man’s money.

“At the end of the day, I don’t think Joe’s really too worried about how much money he’s gonna make because he’s already making a tremendous amount,” Chase said during a recent interview with NFL Network.

“But it’ll work out for itself. It’ll all work out. I think Joe knows what he wants and how he wants to set up his contract to keep some of his weapons around him. And I think that’s the biggest part for him.”

After Burrow was drafted back in 2020, he signed a four-year contract worth $36.1 million with Cincinnati, meaning his deal is currently set to expire following next season.

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