Social media reacts to news LSU WR Ja'Marr Chase is opting out of 2020 season
The college football world was rocked by the news that LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase — the reigning Biletnikoff Award winner — was reportedly opting out of the 2020 season.
Obviously, that led to some rapid reactions on social media to the news, with many supporting Chase’s decision to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Below, you can check out some of the media and fan reactions to Chase’s reported decision via Twitter:
LSU’s depth chart from the national title game now that Ja’Marr Chase has opted out. pic.twitter.com/DOIo1bShdS
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) August 30, 2020
The first comment minutes later. pic.twitter.com/4tGfEwIupF
— Brody Miller (@BrodyAMiller) August 30, 2020
Agents have ramped up the recruiting on college campuses. They have more ammunition to offer players to leave school than ever before & it’s a major issue for a large number of power 5 schools.
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) August 30, 2020
Ja'Marr Chase: The only WR with 100+ targets to average 20.0 yards per reception. pic.twitter.com/TF5kaTeXyO
— PFF College (@PFF_College) August 30, 2020
Not surprised with Ja’Marr Chase opting out. Nearly impossible to repeat his production from a season ago. He seems to already be the overwhelming consensus WR1. pic.twitter.com/yIQyQ5JObe
— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) August 30, 2020
Many fans expressed their concerns about what this says about QB Myles Brennan’s progress (or potentially, lack thereof) this offseason:
— Steven Rodriguez (@_stevenrod) August 30, 2020
Myles Brennan throws a post corner:
JaMarr Chase on his way to tell Ed O he opting out: pic.twitter.com/JUEaNrJYwY
— Spike Bingel (@imBINGnotGOOGLE) August 30, 2020
Myles Brennan: I think we got the team to repeat, let’s pick up where we left off last year..
— Post (@PalmBeach_Post) August 30, 2020
He saw the offense without Burrow and said IM OUT. https://t.co/uOWGLjkBa9
— KarmaIsReal (@ERod128) August 30, 2020
*Myles Brennan throws a pass*
Jamarr Chase: pic.twitter.com/bSBRDMT4H1
— Sensei Lorick (@Ben_Doin_That) August 30, 2020
How will this affect the LSU offense that now only has 2 starters returning from last year’s team? That remains to be seen, but we’ll find out starting on Sept. 26.