Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase set the NFL world ablaze in 2021-22. He was a major reason why his team ultimately made it to the Super Bowl.
This season has gotten off to a slower start for the ex-LSU phenom.
Chase so far this year has recorded just two touchdowns and has not come close to a 100-yard receiving game since that Week 1 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Last year, five weeks in, he had already broken the 100-yard receiving mark twice and had already amassed five touchdowns – including one two-touchdown effort.
Chase isn’t just experiencing difficulties on the field, though. He is having a hard time off it as well.
This week, his ex-girlfriend and baby mama Ambar Nicole took to social media to leak some troubling messages:
Fans had some strong reactions to everything that had leaked out:
“ I really wish I cud smoke rn” has crying 😭😂😂 https://t.co/AExU7uMiBo
— 𝘼𝙁𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙙𝙆𝙞𝙙 (@BoItGang) October 12, 2022
No 🧢. Chase beating these weak allegations lmao. https://t.co/LLtOTRGjsW
— TU_PrimeMandrews (@StroSZN2016) October 12, 2022
Idk can’t trust someone with bad wifi signal https://t.co/FYsRvtUgBD
— Roy Bledsoe (@LightSauceWings) October 12, 2022
Not Ja’Marr playing victim 😂 https://t.co/TSJ2e68kgO
— DEE DEE 💕 (@damndee__) October 12, 2022
This isn’t the first time drama has arisen between Chase and Nicole. The last time things popped off, he introduced his new girl to the world.
Time will tell how he handles this most recent blow-up.
Not a great start for the Lakers. https://t.co/RXnxT4iRqR
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 12, 2022
The Bengals came into the 2022-23 NFL season with a lot of expectations after last year’s showing. To date, they haven’t delivered.
If Chase can get clear of all this off-the-field stuff and actually return to the level he was at last year, Cincinnati can still make a run.
Should that not occur, though – Chase’s diminished play will be seen as a big reason why.