Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase Bought His Mom a Maserati, Paid Off Her House with 1st Million

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJuly 27, 2022

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 13: Ja'Marr Chase #1 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LVI against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase revealed that he bought his mother a Maserati and paid off her house with part of the first million he earned on his rookie contract.

Chase sat down for the latest edition of GQ Sports' First Million seres and gave the entire lowdown on what he spent and saved.

The former LSU star signed a four-year, $30.8 million rookie contract with a $19.8 million signing bonus. He certainly justified the Bengals using the No. 5 overall selection in the 2021 NFL draft on him by catching 81 passes for 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns en route to helping Cincinnati earn a Super Bowl berth.

Chase spent $65,000 on the Maserati and $100,000 to pay off the house. He also said he gave $15,000 each to his siblings and spent $20,000 on rookie dinners over the year.

The Bengal superstar also made sure to get himself some things, too, including $50,000 on jewelry, $50,000 more on shoes and clothes, $300,000 on a Rolls Royce Wraith.

He also got some new tattoos and said that wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and safety Jamal Adams served as inspirations.

All told, Chase ended up spending around $631,000 of his first million, per Florence O'Connor of GQ. He then put the rest in savings.

The ex-LSU star is well on his way to earning a fat second contract when his rookie deal runs out. A few wide receivers struck it rich this offseason, including Davante Adams ($140 million), Tyreek Hill ($120 million ), A.J. Brown ($100 million) and Stefon Diggs ($96 million).

Chase could easily set the market when his rookie deal runs out in a few years with a contract well over the nine-figure mark. For now, he's establishing himself as one of the best offensive talents in the league as the Bengals look to build off their first AFC title in 34 years.