Joe Burrow didn’t want to go into Ja’Marr Chase’s chronic back pain as Cincinnati’s current game week progressed. This season, Burrow and Chase have been one of the top QB-WR combinations in the NFL.
“Yeah, I don’t know, we’ll see,” Burrow said about his top weapon’s status. “We’ll see as the week goes. I don’t really have an answer.” Chase seemed to injure his back on a deep shot in the third quarter of Sunday’s win against the Bills, but he was able to finish the game.
When it comes to this week’s game against Houston—one of their few remaining opponents with a.500 record or worse—Burrow is relying on his top receiving option.
“Let him do his thing,” Burrow said about Chase. “If he feels like he can go then I’m gonna trust him, and he doesn’t, then I’m going to trust him as well. So we’ll see as the game gets closer.” Chase did not practice during the media viewing portion on Wednesday.