As Bengals-Chiefs rematch looms, Burrow-Mahomes debate reignited

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs … or is it Joe Burrow vs. Patrick Mahomes?

As the Bengals and Chiefs put together to face off within the AFC Championship Sport for the second straight yr, the talk is as soon as once more raging between the groups’ two star quarterbacks.

On one hand, Mahomes already has an MVP and Tremendous Bowl title to his identify, and appears poised so as to add one other MVP for his efficiency this previous common season.

On the opposite, Burrow is 3-0 in opposition to Mahomes and the Chiefs in his NFL profession — together with final yr’s unbelievable comeback to place the Bengals within the Tremendous Bowl for the primary time since 1989.

“Undisputed” host Shannon Sharpe made his stance clear Tuesday on who he would reasonably have on his crew long-term.

“I’m taking Patrick Mahomes,” Sharpe mentioned. “You ask me tomorrow, I’m gonna say Patrick Mahomes. You ask me next year, I’m still gonna take Patrick Mahomes because I haven’t seen any reason for me to change my mind”

Nonetheless, Sharpe additionally gave Burrow loads of credit score.

“He’s on that road to being great,” Sharpe mentioned. “What he’s been able to do overcoming an ACL injury in his rookie season, the meteoric rise that he had — couldn’t quite cut it at Ohio State, goes to LSU. Ed Orgeron gives him an opportunity, his junior year not so much of anything — and then for some reason, it clicks. He put it together — 60 touchdown passes, No. 1 overall pick, and he hasn’t looked back. I’m not so sure he’s not the second-best quarterback. Patrick Mahomes might be the only guy currently that I might take over Joe Burrow.”

Nonetheless, on “First Things First,” Nick Wright was much less type to Burrow.

“It’s amazing how fast we went from pretending Josh Allen was better than Patrick Mahomes to instantly pretending Joe Burrow is better than Patrick Mahomes,” Wright mentioned.

“I heard this take this week: ‘Joe Burrow’s the best quarterback in football, but Patrick Mahomes is a better player.’ Which makes a lot of sense because Mahomes does add a lot of value in kick coverage and special teams,” Wright added sarcastically.

Mahomes and Burrow will get their probability to put in writing the subsequent chapter of their rivalry — and the talk between them — in Sunday’s AFC Championship Sport. The winner advances to the Tremendous Bowl, Feb. 12 on FOX and the FOX Sports activities App.

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