Joe Burrow thinks his wide receivers are “athletic freak shows”

Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Burrow (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Burrow (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals have their first playoff game of the Joe Burrow era this Saturday, as the Las Vegas Raiders are coming to town for a 4:30 EST kickoff.

Burrow spoke to the media on Tuesday and one of the best quotes of the day was when he was asked about his wide receiver tandem. It’s no secret that Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd have proven to be one of the best trios of wide receivers in the league and Burrow wouldn’t trade them for anything.

He said his guys are the best in the league and then noted that they’re “athletic freak shows”.

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It’s hard to argue with Burrow here. Chase and Higgins both went for over 1,000 yards receiving on the year and Boyd came pretty close and might have gotten past the mark with a few more receptions.

Chase finished his rookie season with 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns, shattering records right and left. The team received a lot of criticism for taking him over Penei Sewell but they’ve shown they made the right decision.

Higgins had 1,091 yards with six touchdowns in his second pro season. He came so close to getting to the 1,000-yard mark as a rookie last year but losing Burrow for the final six games was the difference there for the Clemson product.

Boyd had 828 yards with five touchdowns but we all know he’s capable of being a 1,000-yard receiver, as he passed that mark in both 2018 and 2019. He had a few games where he did very little but he still finished with 828 yards, proving how good Boyd truly is.

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Burrow knows that he’s lucky to have this trio of receivers at his disposal and it’s led to him having an amazing second year in the NFL. Maybe Burrow doesn’t win MVP this year but with these three guys all under contract for the next two years, it’s not crazy to discuss him winning the award or even a Super Bowl during that time.