Their most recent was a nail-biter in the AFC Championship Game last January, where Mahomes and the Chiefs defeated Burrow and the Bengals 23-20.
#Bengals QB Joe Burrow on who the best QB in the world is right now: “I don’t think there’s any argument right now. It’s Patrick [Mahomes]. Until someone has a better year than he’s had. He’s the one to knock off.”pic.twitter.com/8vWm5N58Dd
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) June 13, 2023
With that in mind, Burrow was quite complimentary of Mahomes when he was asked who’s the best QB in the world right now. Without hesitation, Burrow said Mahomes. Mahomes won MVP last season after throwing for a league-leading 5,250 yards and 41 touchdowns with just 12 interceptions.
The Chiefs QB also won Super Bowl MVP in a 38-35 win over the Eagles. As the reigning champ, Mahomes will have a target on his back, and guys like Burrow eager to beat the team that ended their season.
Burrow is currently 3-1 against Mahomes, including a 27-24 AFC Championship win in January 2022. Still, the only result that matters is the last one, a loss that prevented the Bengals from reaching the Super Bowl.
Burrow and Mahomes will meet up on New Year’s Eve in Kansas City in a Week 17 showing that could have serious AFC playoff-seeding implications. Per OddsChecker, the Chiefs have the best odds to win the Super Bowl at +650, while the Bengals are tied with the 49ers at No. 4 with +1000 odds.