The story of how Ja'Marr Chase became Joe Burrow's neighbor in Cincinnati
by DZEVAD MESIC | VIEW 2519
Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase badly wanted to live near quarterback Joe Burrow so he went to the extreme lengths to make it happen. Burrow has been in Cincinnati for two years as he was drafted at No.
1 in the 2020 NFL draft. Chasa arrived to the league last spring, after the Bengals selected him at No. 5 in the 2021 NFL draft. After signing with the Bengals, Chase literally went door to door and knocked on every door offering to buy a house.
“He went down to the street that Joe Burrow lives on and went door to door, knocking on every door offering to buy their house,” The Athletic’s Bengals writer, Paul Dehner Jr. said on “Hear that Podcast Growlin’” this week.
Chase got his wish fulfilled
Chase's plan worked out as someone eventually agreed to sell him a house. “And guess what? He bought one. Somebody sold him their house, so he lives next to Joe Burrow now on their little street and they’re like one happy family," Dehner wrote.
“He basically went around and was like, ‘Hi, I’m Ja’Marr Chase. I have lots of money and I want to buy the house.’ Eventually he found somebody that he bought it from and now they’re neighbors”.
Chase and Burrow formed one of the most formidable duos during their days at LSU. After winning national championship together, the two badly wanted to reunite in the NFL. It is not a secret that Burrow lobbied the Bengals to draft Chase and the wideout made it clear he was more than interested in playing for Cincinnati.
Chase struggled with drops in the preseason but now he is having a historic rookie season. Chase and Burrow are creating one of the most formidable duos in the NFL as they have lead the Bengals to a Super Bowl appearance this year. The Bengals take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl this Sunday.