Ja’Marr Chase playfully shades former LSU teammate Justin Jefferson: ‘Stole all my strikes’

Cincinnati Bengals large receiver Ja’Marr Chase jokes that Minnesota Vikings large receiver Justin Jefferson “stole” his strikes whereas the 2 had been at LSU. 

Earlier than the 2022 season kicks off, there’s a testy dialog amongst NFL wideouts: who’s one of the best of all of them?

The dialog even extends to different positions, as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs was requested to rank his prime 5 favourite large receivers. His brother, Buffalo Payments large receiver Stefon Diggs, topped the checklist as anticipated.

However Trevon’s No. 4 choose wasn’t included on the printed checklist, so he wrote in his title: Ja’Marr Chase. Chase ranked forward of Diggs’ teammate, CeeDee Lamb.

There’s a cause why Trevon and others take into account Chase certainly one of, if not the, greatest large receivers within the NFL proper now. Chase gained a bevy of accolades in his rookie marketing campaign, together with the Offensive Rookie of the Yr Award.

However there’s one thing even sweeter that the ever-competitive receiver gained: the title for many receiving yards in a rookie marketing campaign, besting the file that former LSU teammate Justin Jefferson set a yr earlier.

Apparently, topping Jefferson’s rookie marketing campaign wasn’t sufficient for Chase, as he just lately insisted that he was undoubtedly superior to Jefferson in an interview with CBS Sports activities’ Pete Prisco.

“I’d say me after all,” Chase stated, and admitted that Jefferson would additionally say himself. “He is aware of that’s not true. He stole all my strikes and now he went first within the league, and now it appears like his strikes. He’s going to listen to it, he going to name me later.”

Ja’Marr Chase shades Justin Jefferson for stealing his strikes within the NFL

Jefferson has been on his personal self-promotional marketing campaign in latest weeks, claiming that he’s the NFL’s prime receiving expertise.

He even went as far to say that Cooper Kupp is “behind” him, to which Kupp replied that he can “respectfully disagree” with that take.

It seems that Chase can also be bristling at Jefferson’s bragging rights, going as far as to say that Jefferson stole his strikes and debuted them within the NFL earlier than Chase was drafted.

All jokes apart, Jefferson and Chase (and Kupp, for what it’s value) loved historic 2021 campaigns. Kupp practically grew to become the primary large receiver to affix the two,000-yard membership with 1,947 yards, profitable the Offensive Participant of the Yr award along with profitable Tremendous Bowl LVI MVP. Jefferson completed the yr with a 1,616-yard season, and Chase bested Jefferson’s 1,400-yard rookie yr with a record-setting 1,455-yard season.

Everybody goes to be subjective — Trevon proved that — however what might be agreed upon is that Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase are the thrilling way forward for the place, they usually have LSU to thank for honing their strikes.