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Ja'Marr Chase Opens Up About Preseason Struggles

Isaiah De Los Santos
Cincinnati Bengals rookie Ja'Marr Chase opened up about his struggles in preseason.
Cincinnati Bengals rookie Ja'Marr Chase opened up about his struggles in preseason. / Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals are banking on the connection of Ja'Marr Chase and Joe Burrow to translate to the NFL. However, drops became a clear issue for the rookie wide receiver during the preseason and training camp.

Chase has opened up about his early struggles as Week 1 approaches.

Chase didn't downplay that he has room to improve. But, it's encouraging to see the rookie take the negative reviews in stride and use it as motivation to get better.

"I know I left a lot of stuff out there ... But that's all in time for me to get better, of course. I'm not afraid to get better. That's what I'm here for -- to work, to get better, make the team better, make the organization better."

Ja'Marr Chase

A huge spotlight will be on Chase this season after being the No. 6 overall pick. Some thought Cincinnati should've drafted offensive line help in the first round given its WR depth, but it instead reunited Burrow with his college teammate.

If those two can rekindle the spark they had at LSU, it could take the Bengals' offense to new heights in 2021.

Cincinnati is 3-point home underdog heading into its Week 1 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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