A former quarterback is getting some heat on social media following a take shared on Patrick Mahomes and Joe Burrow.
With Tom Brady gone, someone will need to move ahead as the best QB in the game and there are a handful of candidates. Most believe that’s already Patrick Mahomes, with the Kansas City Chiefs star a two-time Super Bowl champion who is well on his way to setting multiple NFL records at 27.
However, former Cincinnati Bengals signal-caller Carson Palmer rates Joe Burrow higher than Mahomes as he reckons the current Bengals star has no weaknesses. Burrow, 26, beat Mahomes and the Chiefs in last year’s AFC Championship Game en route to a Super Bowl appearance and came close to doing so this year, losing 23-20.
“I know Patrick is phenomenal, but I just think Joe’s more consistent,” Palmer said during a recent appearance on The QB Room Podcast. “He’s more accountable to run the system and the play that’s called and not feel like, ‘Well, he didn’t win last time and get open for me, so I’m gonna do it with my feet,’ and then before you know it, you’re sacked for a four-yard loss because you tried to make two or three guys miss.
“Talk about not having a weakness. [He’s] Mentally strong, physically tough, accurate, can throw it far enough, fast enough, gets the ball out quick, and then he can actually do a lot with his legs, he just rarely shows it. I think he’s as athletic outside of the pocket and can do a lot of the same things Patrick Mahomes has done. He hasn’t done it and showed it yet, he’s played more within his system and style.”
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Palmer is getting some heat for what he’s had to say about the two QBs but some fans agree with him and, to be fair, he does make a good point.
The Chiefs have a much better group around Mahomes than the Bengals do around Burrow and their defense is also far superior.
But Mahomes does have those two Super Bowls to his name, which should carry more weight in any argument.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.