Yesterday, the 2024 NFL Pro Bowl Games Championship flag football games were played in Orlando, Florida, featuring the league’s best players.
Stroud evades pressure and rolls to his left, throwing a perfect spiral off his back foot while his body was contorted after being flushed out of the pocket, right into the outstretched arms of Chase for a beautiful 24-yard touchdown reception.
During the event over the weekend, Chase was heard telling Stroud: “C.J. [Stroud] I know you want to come play with me brother, come on!”
Surprisingly, fans took the comments and ran with them to social media, igniting a feud between Texans and Bengals fans regarding a Stroud versus Joe Burrow (Chase’s current and college quarterback) debate.
It also led to trade rumors and speculation, given Chase’s contract situation – he is eligible for an extension this offseason. But, he has openly stated he wants to wait for other top receivers to be paid first before agreeing to a long-term deal.
Chase quickly took to social media last night to diffuse the situation.
Ja’Marr Chase addresses trade rumors
“Lol I’m not leaving my dawg Joe [Burrow] that easy y’all relax,” Chase said in a post on X (formerly known as Twitter).
Chase and Burrow have been one of the most dynamic quarterback-receiver tandems dating back to their days at LSU together in 2018-19, and the success has translated to their three seasons spent in the NFL with the Bengals thus far.
With Burrow under contract through 2029 and Chase eligible for a long-term extension, Texans fans and the remaining 30 fanbases shouldn’t get their hopes up of the star wide receiver hitting the market.