LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase broke his silence on Monday after the news came out this past weekend that he would be opting out of the 2020 season...


Chase's father previously told reporters that his son was locked in on the upcoming season and the star wide receiver had been present during preseason camp this month.

Rumblings that he would be opting out began to surface over the last week and Dennis Dodd with CBS was the first to publically report the news this past Sunday.

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42 Comments
Next man up plz , I hear we have a freshman with his speed , 4.3 40 , 9.98 100 meters great hands , already has taken his place , has his number # 1 let’s go, new season , new players
Reply12 days
As a fan I'm happy for the young man having the opportunity to get lifetime financial stability for his skills. He's a 5* athlete who gave 5* effort and achieved 5* fame as the best in his position so, why criticize him for doing something that will make him happy and set his family up nicely for the future? Under different circumstances he probably stays and play this season. Thanks JC for a once in a lifetime season!
Reply24 days
"We would have liked you stayed"
Reply25 days
If he wanted to tell us first, why didn't he? Obviously told a lot of people before he told "us".
Reply26 days
People should honor their commitments more, loyalty still means something to folks in this world. What happened to my word is my bond!
Reply26 days
there seems to be less commitment this day and time to the team . That use not to be the case.
Reply26 days
If it were me or my son in any of these guys shoes....I stay to play. LSU gave me a 4 year scholarship to get a degree. That is first and foremost why you go to college. For an education. Because football playing days dont last forever. One injury and without an education then what? I stay no matter what. My son would be advised by me to stay as well. That is my opinion and how my loyalty to an institution that put a lot into me. Remember these kids come in with talent, but LSU conditions them, trains them, makes em bigger and stronger and faster and gives them the ultimate stage to showcase their talents. Why not enjoy the ride and stay and play. Forever LSU. But loyalty doesnt mean much to some.
Reply26 days
No players owe LSU anything. They have the right to provide for themselves and their family. If Chase or anybody else feels that sitting out gives them the best chance of doing that, without penalty, so be it.
26 days
Smart move by Ja'marr. The other guys... only time will tell
26 days
So dumb. You act like these guy are actually getting useful degrees. If you make millions you can easily go get a degree later
25 days
If it were me or my son in any of these guys shoes....I stay to play. LSU gave me a 4 year scholarship to get a degree. That is first and foremost why you go to college. For an education. Because football playing days dont last forever. One injury and without an education then what? I stay no matter what. My son would be advised by me to stay as well. That is my opinion and how my loyalty to an institution that put a lot into me. Remember these kids come in with talent, but LSU conditions them, trains them, makes em bigger and stronger and faster and gives them the ultimate stage to showcase their talents. Why not enjoy the ride and stay and play. Forever LSU. But loyalty doesnt mean much to some.
Reply26 days
I dont want to hear about this COVID crap because it is a big farce. The flu is by far worse. People allowed the false narrative of the news media to scare most into thinking we were all going to die from this. It was a scam. A way to see how easily we could all be controlled. And I stil dont wear a mask.
26 days
GOT DAMN! There are a lot of fake arse LSU fans out here. Look I really believe WR Ja'Marr Chase wanted to play this season. But when all but four o-lineman went into Covid-19 isolation that put on lot on his and his family mind. This wasn't an easy decision for Chase but this kid is a top 5 to 10 pick in the draft, he have nothing else to prove at LSU. I really hate for him to leave for selfish reasons but Chase has more to lose then to gain if he stayed. All I have to say is thanks for the memories of the greatest season for a WR and good luck. Go get that money young man and represent LSU in the NFL.
Reply27 days
plenty of time for him to get that big check. He should imo play now for LSU. They put him on the train to the NFL
26 days
You guys are smoking crack if you would tell your son, whose staring at an 8 figure payday to play at LSU, and risk generational wealth for his family. So you can live vicariously thru him on Saturdays? Get Real!. Jamar go get that bag, and tell these decrepit azz wannabes to kick rocks!!!
25 days
Since when did football players start sitting out their junior year for the draft. He will be top 10 pick...wouldn’t be the first junior to to have gone that early. So much for guys sticking around to play and be forever LSU
Reply27 days
I love Ja'Marr. The dude has done nothing but work his a$$ off to become the best WR in the country as a sophomore. Selfishly, I wanted to see him play again in purple and gold, but he is a top 10 pick in next year's draft and with the oddities of the COVID situation and this upcoming season, it's an understandable business decision. I wish him nothing but success at the next level and I will be a fan.
Reply27 days
Imagine this is your kid. Even in a normal year. He’s due millions of dollars. Just can’t off a dream season. What would you tell your kid to do? Really..... you know the answer.
Reply27 days
I would tell him, “If you aren’t committed to this team, don’t wait until right before the season after they put No. 7 on your back and recognize you as a leader of THIS team to walk out.”
27 days
I wonder how he will feel when he’s watching his teammates battling the crimson tide in a big showdown! I bet he’ll wish he was there!
Reply27 days
he's not a verbose person, is he
Reply27 days
He’s gay, he ain’t no tiger. That’s boys a quitter kitten!
Reply27 days
Your an idiot. Kid owes us nothing
27 days
Wish he was playing of course but that's just a stupid fukin comment...
27 days
I feel like a crazed fan. “ READY TO GET THE GAT”!
Reply27 days
Well, bye....
Reply27 days
I don't blame him. Why risk playing during a season that was shite on by 2020. It's a worthless season that will have an asterisk by it. then, the crap protocols they'll have to go through..? I'd sit it out as well. He'd be here if it was a full season with no bull shite and a chance at a real 2nd title.
Reply27 days
So when things change and get a little tougher, you just quit? Look I understand he doesn’t owe us anything but there is hardly any risk of playing football. And if you aren’t willing to risk things then why play the game at all. A title this year would be the same. You beat whoever was put in front of you while dealing with all the issues so imo it would be even more historical to win one in 2020. Back to back and you’re playing for your team, your brothers, your family and your own name. He would be better off playing this year because he can make money on his name, which happens to be widely recognized in the country. He’d not only have LSU fans buying his things but he’d have the young teens and kids in NY or California buying his stuff. A little kid seeing his player quit is not a good look, sorry but it just isn’t. I would never teach my kids to quit because there was some small risk involved, even if I knew that he has already shown everyone his talent. I like Chase and all of the LSU players but I just can’t get on board with this stuff. He could at the very least play as a decoy most games and help them when needed. I think LSU will be fine. Will they miss him, I’m sure they will and it’ll take away that known threat as well but LSU has plenty of talent to keep winning. It’s not about that, it’s the point of the overall matter. It takes away from the team and he committed to this team and university. Kids just don’t have that heart anymore. It’s all about the money now and money ruins everything that’s worth a damn in its purity!!!
27 days
well you didnt
Reply27 days
Wasn't an English major
Reply27 days
Typical! Obviously you weren't either.
26 days
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