Joe Burrow gives nod to Chiefs Patrick Mahomes as NFL’s premier QB while avoiding questions on Bengals future

After being picked by the Kansas City Chiefs following an accidental scouting discovery made by none other than the franchise’s General Manager Brett Veach, the star quarterback Patrick Mahomes didn’t have to look back again as he has already established himself as the contender of the next GOAT title following the retirement of the NFL icon Tom Brady.

Despite being an equal contender for the title of premier quarterback in the league, Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow acknowledged Mahomes is the best NFL QB right now, however, he intentionally avoided ongoing discussions about his own future in Cincinnati.

Joe Burrow hails Patrick Mahomes as NFL’s premier QB

Besides helping the Chiefs to grab their second Lombardi Trophy in the past four seasons, Pats enjoyed his prime year with the record of leading the NFL in Total QBR (77.6), passing yards (5,250), and touchdowns (41), hence, Burrow declared Kansas City QB as the best at his spot in the league at the start of the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp.

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“I don’t think there is any argument now, it’s Pat. Until somebody has a better year than he’s had. He’s the one to knock off.”

The Bengals is the only NFL team with a record of having three victories over the Chiefs and Joe defeated Patrick’s in 2022 before the Chiefs successfully turned the rematch in 2023 into their favor and achieved Super Bowl LVII eventually.

The Bengals QB enjoyed a phenomenal season last year with the record of throwing a career-high 35 touchdowns, finishing 10th in Total QBR as well as becoming an MVP finalist alongside being named to his first Pro Bowl, however, the Burrow remained grounded and said he is focusing to improve his athleticism.

“I know where I can get better. I know where I can improve just like everybody does. That’s what I’m focused on throughout the offseason, throughout the year is incremental improvements to my game. You maintain discipline you’ll get to where you want to.”

How long is Joe Burrow’s contract with the Bengals?

The No. 1 pick in 2020 was asked whether he was comfortable playing this season without a new contract as he headed to mandatory minicamp without a contract extension from Cincinnati, however, Joe Shiesty decided to keep the answer saved for the future.

“I think I’ve given you guys all the information that I’m comfortable with sharing about that process. As far as questions go about that, I’ll probably save that for another time.”

Burrow is entering the final year of his original rookie contract after leading the Bengals to consecutive AFC Championship game appearances, albeit the team previously picked up his fifth-year option and he is now waiting for a worthy massive contract.

Joe Burrow

He could expect a lucrative NFL deal like Jalen Hurts’ deal of $51 million average annual salary and Lamar Jackson’s average annual salary of $52 million a year, nevertheless, the 26-year-old revealed in the last month that he had drawn a clear picture of his requirement for the upcoming deals.

“I’m pretty clear on what I want in the contract and what I think is best for myself and the team. So we’re on the road to making that happen.”

Whether Joe will be able to make another blockbuster NFL deal remains to be seen, however, fans will now look forward to seeing the QB leading the Bengals to constant success in the upcoming season, regardless of any uncertainty surrounding his long-term plans and his admiration for Mahomes serves as a testament to sportsmanship in the league.


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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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