Carson Palmer says Joe Burrow is the ‘best QB’ in the NFL
Former Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has weighed in on the NFL’s “best quarterback” debate. Palmer is riding with his former team’s current QB, Joe Burrow, as the best in the league.
Palmer believes that Burrow is even better than two-time Super Bowl champion Patrick Mahomes.
“I think Joe is the best quarterback in the league,” Palmer said on “The QB Room” podcast, via theScore.. “I know Patrick is phenomenal, but I just think Joe’s more consistent. He’s more consistent. 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 going 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.”
Who is better: Joe Burrow or Patrick Mahomes?
In their times in the league, Mahomes and Burrow have put on a show. When the two AFC quarterbacks are dueling, it is a game to watch. Currently, Burrow has the edge over Mahomes head-to-head, being 3-1.
Palmer added that Burrow’s all-around play makes him the most well-rounded quarterback.
“Talk about not having a weakness – 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,” Palmer said. “I think he’s as athletic outside 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.”
(Full quotes via theScore.)
In 2023, Burrow posted a career-high in passing touchdowns (35) while adding almost 4,500 passing yards. Burrow would go on to set two career highs in his rushing, tallying almost 300 yards on the ground and five additional touchdowns. Along with the statistics, Burrow led the Bengals to an AFC North Title with a 12-4 record.
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