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Who ya taking for the next 10 years: Burrow or Mahomes?

SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/25/2023 6:45 pm
With all due respect to the Josh Allens & Jalen Hurts of the NFL, I think these two dudes have established themselves as the two best QBs in the league.

& while Mahomes' resume is more impressive @ the moment/he's got the championship bling, I'd take Burrow. I fucking love this kid. He's got ice water in his veins.

I'm really looking forward to Bengals Chiefs 630 ET Sunday. Hopefully Mahomes is ready to ball out & we're treated to a classic. While I'll be pulling for Cincy-because of Burrow & the fact they've never won it all-I'm rooting for the AFC Champion come Super Bowl Sunday. And I hope that rooting interest in the Super Bowl applies to 100% of BBIers, unlike those Giant "fans" who rooted for the Eagles vs. the Pats in that last Super Bowl. You know who you are. And hand in your fan card pronto.
Burrow turning into a giant slayer in his young career  
chick310 : 1/25/2023 6:49 pm : link
He just needs a bit more help from overall roster and Cincy can reach the promise land.
I think Burrow is the best QB in the NFL right now  
Sean : 1/25/2023 6:49 pm : link
However, it’s important to keep in mind that Burrow is still on his rookie deal. Once he’s making $50M AAV I’d expect it will be more challenging for him.
Mahomes...  
bw in dc : 1/25/2023 6:55 pm : link
and it's not close for me.

His arm skills and off-platform ability are all-time great.
RE: Mahomes...  
Sean : 1/25/2023 6:56 pm : link
In comment 16014138 bw in dc said:
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and it's not close for me.

His arm skills and off-platform ability are all-time great.

McAdoo wanted him 😊
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Danny Kanell : 1/25/2023 7:00 pm : link
Mahomes is amazing (obviously) but I’m taking Burrow.
RE: Burrow turning into a giant slayer in his young career  
Danny Kanell : 1/25/2023 7:02 pm : link
In comment 16014132 chick310 said:
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He just needs a bit more help from overall roster and Cincy can reach the promise land.


I think they’re about to reach the promised land in about 3 weeks.
Burrow  
Producer : 1/25/2023 7:04 pm : link
but it's awfully close.
RE: RE: Mahomes...  
bw in dc : 1/25/2023 7:05 pm : link
In comment 16014140 Sean said:
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and it's not close for me.

His arm skills and off-platform ability are all-time great.


McAdoo wanted him 😊


I'm well aware. I'm well aware.

In hindsight, that trade the Chiefs made to get to Buffalo's spot to acquire Mahomes was easily - and I mean easily - something we could have done...
Burrow  
Mark from Jersey : 1/25/2023 7:06 pm : link
for me.
right now it has to be Mahomes  
JerrysKids : 1/25/2023 7:08 pm : link
but Burrow might catch up to him.
RE: Mahomes...  
Producer : 1/25/2023 7:08 pm : link
In comment 16014138 bw in dc said:
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and it's not close for me.

His arm skills and off-platform ability are all-time great.


Burrow doesn't quite have the Mahomes arm talent, though he's no slouch. But he's excellent at moving around the pocket, evading pressure, extending plays and throwing on the run. It's a big feature of his game.
RE: RE: Mahomes...  
bw in dc : 1/25/2023 7:11 pm : link
In comment 16014156 Producer said:
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In comment 16014138 bw in dc said:


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and it's not close for me.

His arm skills and off-platform ability are all-time great.



Burrow doesn't quite have the Mahomes arm talent, though he's no slouch. But he's excellent at moving around the pocket, evading pressure, extending plays and throwing on the run. It's a big feature of his game.


I have absolutely no issue with those taking Burrow. He's terrific.

But Mahomes is a savant and I'm a sucker for those rare physical gifts.

Mahomes  
crackerjack465 : 1/25/2023 7:14 pm : link
He lost the AFCs leading receiver this year and his stats only got better. He is doing a lot with basically just Travis Kelce and not much else on that offense. I think the only reason they may lose this game is injury.
RE: Mahomes...  
Section331 : 1/25/2023 7:23 pm : link
In comment 16014138 bw in dc said:
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and it's not close for me.

His arm skills and off-platform ability are all-time great.


Agreed, and the idea that Burrow is somehow playing with no talent is absurd. The OL is a little leaky, but it’s a very talented roster. I really like Burrow, his ability to navigate within the pocket is 2nd to none, but Mahomes is on another level.
10 years it’s burrow  
UConn4523 : 1/25/2023 7:36 pm : link
5-7 it’s Mahomes
RE: 10 years it’s burrow  
j_rud : 1/25/2023 7:42 pm : link
In comment 16014182 UConn4523 said:
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5-7 it’s Mahomes


Just beat me to it
Burrow  
Spiciest Memelord : 1/25/2023 7:44 pm : link
you can pluck him out of Cincy and plug him in anywhere. You do have Reid-Mahomes, hell even Henne waltzed down the field for a long drive TD last week like a hot knife trough butter. Chad fucking Henne!
For me, it's very close  
Matt M. : 1/25/2023 7:47 pm : link
I might be leaning slightly toward Burrow and that may be because I liked him in college as well.

As for Mahomes, it easy to point out that McAdoo wanted him and we could have traded. But, the X factor in that deal is that the Chiefs were already a playoff team and adding Mahomes is what they felt would put them over the top. If we added Mahomes, he would have been playing with a terrible OL, and a mediocre offense.
RE: For me, it's very close  
DieHard : 1/25/2023 7:52 pm : link
In comment 16014196 Matt M. said:
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I might be leaning slightly toward Burrow and that may be because I liked him in college as well.

As for Mahomes, it easy to point out that McAdoo wanted him and we could have traded. But, the X factor in that deal is that the Chiefs were already a playoff team and adding Mahomes is what they felt would put them over the top. If we added Mahomes, he would have been playing with a terrible OL, and a mediocre offense.


Agreed. I know many believe Mahomes would elevate any offense he was in to all-world level, but if you believe that, then you believe there's little difference between a Reid and a McAdoo. I can't make that leap.

To answer the OP's question, assuming that Mahomes and Burrow stay with their teams, I think Mahomes would enjoy more success. He has a more solid foundation with Reid and a system that fits him like a glove. As a talent, Burrow is different but just about as good. But I always worry that the Bengals' penny-pinching ways will hurt him down the line. It'll be interesting to see how they handle the roster once Burrow gets his next big contract.
Burrow  
Optimus-NY : 1/25/2023 7:55 pm : link
He's Joe this generation's Joe Cool.
Burrow rose up out of nowhere  
Spiciest Memelord : 1/25/2023 7:57 pm : link
and completely shattered records in high school and college. Yet Urban Meyer is so dumb he benched him for Dwayne Haskins. Also almost killed Trevor Lawrences career.
They're only a year apart in age.  
eclipz928 : 1/25/2023 8:00 pm : link
Mahomes is 27, Burrow is 26 - theoretically they'd be close to the same physical condition 10 years from now.

I like Joe Burrow just like everybody else, but Mahomes has proven to be the best quarterback in the league. This really shouldn't be a debate.
RE: Burrow rose up out of nowhere  
bw in dc : 1/25/2023 8:10 pm : link
In comment 16014207 Spiciest Memelord said:
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and completely shattered records in high school and college. Yet Urban Meyer is so dumb he benched him for Dwayne Haskins. Also almost killed Trevor Lawrences career.


Out of nowhere? Burrow was a 4-star recruit and Gatorade Player of the Year in Ohio.

Josh Allen came out of nowhere.
Mahomes - the difference for me being he is more mobile  
PatersonPlank : 1/25/2023 8:12 pm : link
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Burrow  
Chocco : 1/25/2023 8:13 pm : link
Mahomes is the better player
Burrow is the better leader.
I'll take the better leader
RE: Burrow  
UConn4523 : 1/25/2023 8:30 pm : link
In comment 16014228 Chocco said:
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Mahomes is the better player
Burrow is the better leader.
I'll take the better leader


How do you know he’s a better leader? Mahomes has led his team to 5 straight AFC title games, most recently after losing his big play WR.
Burrow  
GiantGrit : 1/25/2023 8:49 pm : link
Reminded me of Brady coming out. LSU was absolutely loaded but every single time they needed him to step up and make a big time throw he was basically perfect. He feels & maneuvers the pocket like Brady. Can't teach it to that level.

Not the biggest arm, not the best athlete....but I'll bet on him stepping up when needed.

Mahomes is more talented but when its all said and done I think Burrow will be the bigger winner. Of course Mahomes going up 2-0 probably changes that.
RE: RE: Mahomes...  
Payasdaddy : 1/25/2023 9:10 pm : link
In comment 16014156 Producer said:
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and it's not close for me.

His arm skills and off-platform ability are all-time great.



Burrow doesn't quite have the Mahomes arm talent, though he's no slouch. But he's excellent at moving around the pocket, evading pressure, extending plays and throwing on the run. It's a big feature of his game.


burrow has some great touch on his throws. Looks like an easy ball to catch.
Burrow  
bradshaw44 : 1/25/2023 9:24 pm : link
He’s probably less likely to catch an unexpected pile drive from an edge rusher. Mahomes scrambling around as much as he does I feel could end up run over by a truck and end his career. Burrow sticks to the pocket more and even though he’s been injured already, I feel like if or when he runs it’s less wreck less.

But if you asked me at full health with everything on the line for just one game who I’m taking? Mahomes and it’s not close. Dude is amazing. I just think his style is gonnna make his career shorter than burrow. I would prefer to have comfort in a QB that is less likely to get injured by his play.
Man that’s tough  
djm : 1/25/2023 9:32 pm : link
Mahomes is still the king but I might have to go burrow. Probably for no other reason other than a slight injury concern with Mahomes. He’s a smaller player and he’s also a little older than burrow. Stupid reasons but if we’re gonna make that choice have to think of everything. Talk about splitting hairs….

On second thought, I’m going mahomes. I think he’s just a tic better.
Burrow, solely for that rookie contact  
islander1 : 1/25/2023 9:41 pm : link
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RE: RE: RE: Mahomes...  
ajr2456 : 1/25/2023 9:42 pm : link
In comment 16014150 bw in dc said:
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In comment 16014140 Sean said:


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In comment 16014138 bw in dc said:


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and it's not close for me.

His arm skills and off-platform ability are all-time great.


McAdoo wanted him 😊



I'm well aware. I'm well aware.

In hindsight, that trade the Chiefs made to get to Buffalo's spot to acquire Mahomes was easily - and I mean easily - something we could have done...


Yea but what if he was worse than Eli??
RE: They're only a year apart in age.  
Ron Johnson : 1/25/2023 9:46 pm : link
In comment 16014212 eclipz928 said:
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Mahomes is 27, Burrow is 26 - theoretically they'd be close to the same physical condition 10 years from now.

I like Joe Burrow just like everybody else, but Mahomes has proven to be the best quarterback in the league. This really shouldn't be a debate.


Yeah, it’s hard to remember a time when opinion changed so much on a player after one game that wasn’t a Super Bowl. A week and a half ago Burrow did nothing and was within an eyelash of going home before the fumble on the goal line.

Buffalo was not a good team. They almost lost to the Dolphins third string QB.
RE: They're only a year apart in age.  
FStubbs : 1/25/2023 10:08 pm : link
In comment 16014212 eclipz928 said:
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Mahomes is 27, Burrow is 26 - theoretically they'd be close to the same physical condition 10 years from now.

I like Joe Burrow just like everybody else, but Mahomes has proven to be the best quarterback in the league. This really shouldn't be a debate.


It's not the age in years, it's the age in NFL football hits. Mahomes has accumulated more.
Mahomes...  
Bill E : 1/25/2023 11:17 pm : link
...He just has such a unique talent, and can make plays that no one else can make.

I really love his improvisational skills.
Burrow is great, but Mahomes is other worldly.
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Route 9 : 1/25/2023 11:37 pm : link
Burrow. He's ice cold and makes some nice throws that looks like he puts very little effort into completing.
RE: Mahomes...  
GMen72 : 1/25/2023 11:52 pm : link
In comment 16014138 bw in dc said:
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and it's not close for me.

His arm skills and off-platform ability are all-time great.


This! Not to mention, he signed a very team friendly contract, even if the numbers are gaudy.
RE: RE: They're only a year apart in age.  
Producer : 1/26/2023 2:00 am : link
In comment 16014297 Ron Johnson said:
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In comment 16014212 eclipz928 said:


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Mahomes is 27, Burrow is 26 - theoretically they'd be close to the same physical condition 10 years from now.

I like Joe Burrow just like everybody else, but Mahomes has proven to be the best quarterback in the league. This really shouldn't be a debate.



Yeah, it’s hard to remember a time when opinion changed so much on a player after one game that wasn’t a Super Bowl. A week and a half ago Burrow did nothing and was within an eyelash of going home before the fumble on the goal line.

Buffalo was not a good team. They almost lost to the Dolphins third string QB.


Yea nobody ever thought Burrow was good before last week.
RE: RE: RE: They're only a year apart in age.  
Ron Johnson : 1/26/2023 7:07 am : link
In comment 16014375 Producer said:
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In comment 16014297 Ron Johnson said:


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In comment 16014212 eclipz928 said:


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Mahomes is 27, Burrow is 26 - theoretically they'd be close to the same physical condition 10 years from now.

I like Joe Burrow just like everybody else, but Mahomes has proven to be the best quarterback in the league. This really shouldn't be a debate.



Yeah, it’s hard to remember a time when opinion changed so much on a player after one game that wasn’t a Super Bowl. A week and a half ago Burrow did nothing and was within an eyelash of going home before the fumble on the goal line.

Buffalo was not a good team. They almost lost to the Dolphins third string QB.



Yea nobody ever thought Burrow was good before last week.


Better than Mahomes? Do you have a link?
RE: 10 years it’s burrow  
Beezer : 1/26/2023 7:58 am : link
In comment 16014182 UConn4523 said:
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5-7 it’s Mahomes


I think it's probably this for me, as well.
RE: RE: They're only a year apart in age.  
ajr2456 : 1/26/2023 9:04 am : link
In comment 16014297 Ron Johnson said:
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In comment 16014212 eclipz928 said:


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Mahomes is 27, Burrow is 26 - theoretically they'd be close to the same physical condition 10 years from now.

I like Joe Burrow just like everybody else, but Mahomes has proven to be the best quarterback in the league. This really shouldn't be a debate.



Yeah, it’s hard to remember a time when opinion changed so much on a player after one game that wasn’t a Super Bowl. A week and a half ago Burrow did nothing and was within an eyelash of going home before the fumble on the goal line.

Buffalo was not a good team. They almost lost to the Dolphins third string QB.


When did anyone who actually understands football not think Joe Burrow was really good?
RE: RE: RE: They're only a year apart in age.  
Ron Johnson : 1/26/2023 9:14 am : link
In comment 16014468 ajr2456 said:
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In comment 16014297 Ron Johnson said:


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In comment 16014212 eclipz928 said:


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Mahomes is 27, Burrow is 26 - theoretically they'd be close to the same physical condition 10 years from now.

I like Joe Burrow just like everybody else, but Mahomes has proven to be the best quarterback in the league. This really shouldn't be a debate.



Yeah, it’s hard to remember a time when opinion changed so much on a player after one game that wasn’t a Super Bowl. A week and a half ago Burrow did nothing and was within an eyelash of going home before the fumble on the goal line.

Buffalo was not a good team. They almost lost to the Dolphins third string QB.



When did anyone who actually understands football not think Joe Burrow was really good?



About half the people on this thread think Burrow is better than Mahomes. I've never heard anyone say that before this week. Have you?
Burrow has been regarded  
ajr2456 : 1/26/2023 9:18 am : link
As one of the top 3 QBs in the league for over a year. Putting him ahead of Mahomes isn’t “options changing so much” like you said.
Give me Allen  
bhill410 : 1/26/2023 10:47 am : link
And it’s not especially close for me.
Anyone  
Ron Johnson : 1/30/2023 8:55 am : link
change their minds?
RE: Anyone  
UConn4523 : 1/30/2023 9:00 am : link
In comment 16019519 Ron Johnson said:
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change their minds?


Nope. Mahomes is better today, clearly. But 10 years is a really long time and I think Burrow will age well. The difference yesterday were the two OLines/pass rushes.
Mahomes is the leader here  
Bleedblue10 : 1/30/2023 12:53 pm : link
Although not by much
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