Bengals’ Tyler Boyd sees Joe Burrow-Patrick Mahomes as the new Manning-Brady

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The Chiefs and Bengals meet on Sunday in a rematch of last season’s AFC Championship Game, and a meeting of two of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd thinks that quarterback matchup makes this game something truly special.

Boyd compared Burrow and Mahomes to Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, who faced off 12 times in the regular season and five times in the AFC playoffs.

“It’s going back to that quarterback fight. I look at it like Manning and Brady,” Boyd said, via Bengals.com. “You can’t stop them. It comes down to whoever excels and takes advantage of their opportunities in drives and scores points. These are the types of games that we have to take care of the football and not turn it over.”

Burrow and Mahomes will meet for just the third time on Sunday, so they have many years to go before their rivalry matches that of Manning and Brady. Burrow is 25 years old and Mahomes is 27, and the two play for two of the best teams in the AFC, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they’re meeting in a lot of big games for the next decade.

38 responses to “Bengals’ Tyler Boyd sees Joe Burrow-Patrick Mahomes as the new Manning-Brady

  1. Man I can’t believe how quickly time passes by, I’m still hooked on Unitas, Starr (Bart) and Sonny Jurgensen! I’m also a huge Lenny (Cool) Dawson and Don Meredith fan (Don Meredith was a great football player before he did Monday Night Football!).

  2. Mahomes deserves that comparison, but Burrow does not yet. Burrow has had a good 2 seasons, but you can’t compare him to legends at this point.

  3. Boyd, bye. Mahomes hasn’t done a Brady and let’s not sully Manning’s name (the true Goat).

  4. shemp63 says:
    November 30, 2022 at 6:05 am
    Tyler……Josh Allen would like a word.

    Josh should try beating KC in the playoffs then he can have a word.

  5. Mahommes Burrow like Brady Manning sounds about right..
    No I don’t think Allen is there. He will be like a Big Ben.
    Allen’s playing style won’t last long. I mean the guy initiates contact with Dbs and linebackers. That’s what RBs do.. what happens when that part of his game goes away or stops? Will he be a pure pocket passer and will he be great at it? Not sure, thats why I like the Burrow Mahommes deal

  6. Maybe Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes is comparable. There is definitely mutual respect and competition there. I doubt either of them really give much consideration to Burrow. I’m sure they acknowledge he’s a good quarterback, but I doubt they get any more excited to play Burrow than say Lamar Jackson or Justin Herbert. It’s possible, but not all that likely that Burrow will ever get the Bengals back to the Super Bowl. Things fell perfectly last season. We once thought Dan Marino would make the championship several times after his first, he never did.

  7. riggo08 says:
    November 30, 2022 at 6:15 am
    Mahomes deserves that comparison, but Burrow does not yet. Burrow has had a good 2 seasons, but you can’t compare him to legends at this point.
    >>>>>>>>
    Yeah, well, you know, that’s just like uh your opinion man.

  8. Josh Allen and Trevor Lawrence are studs, too. Lawrence needs to find a way out of Jacksonville. I’m not sure Brady would succeed with that owner/GM combo.

  9. Tyler……Josh Allen would like a word.

    Josh isn’t Mahomes Kryptonite… Mahomes has owned him in the big games. Burrow is.

  10. If there’s anything close to Manning vs Brady (which there isn’t) it would be Josh Allen and Mahomes

  11. riggo08 says:
    November 30, 2022 at 6:15 am
    Mahomes deserves that comparison, but Burrow does not yet. Burrow has had a good 2 seasons, but you can’t compare him to legends at this point.

    Joe Burrow led the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl in his second season in the league.
    I repeat, the Cincinnati Bengals.
    That in itself is a miraculous accomplishment, so I’d lean to him continuing to do legendary things in the future.

  12. Chiefs are going to have to play a second half and win one of these games before it can become a rivalry. My guess is they will have two more chances this year.

  13. shemp63 says:
    November 30, 2022 at 6:05 am
    Tyler……Josh Allen would like a word.

    Unless Josh Allen stops running as much as he does, his body won’t hold up for that type of rivalry to develop.

  14. Burrow won’t last long enough if he keeps getting hit as he does now. Same with Allen. Just look at the toll it took on Big Ben.

  15. Actually it’s pretty easy to make that comparison in terms of these two QB’s going at it for AFC supremacy for the foreseeable future. You can throw Josh Allen in that mix as well.

  16. Vasteelerfan says:
    November 30, 2022 at 9:22 am
    Burrow won’t last long enough if he keeps getting hit as he does now. Same with Allen. Just look at the toll it took on Big Ben.

    So they will each never finish with a losing record, win multiple superbowls, be a perennial playoff contender, and top 5ish QB’s for 15 seasons?

  17. Burrow versus Mahomes, 2-0.
    There is not an “S” on his last name.
    Burrow and Allen both got their shot against KC in overtime. Burrow, 2-0. Allen, 0-1.
    Let’s revisit this misplaced Burrow basing later this month.

  18. Vasteelerfan says:
    November 30, 2022 at 9:22 am
    Burrow won’t last long enough if he keeps getting hit as he does now. Same with Allen. Just look at the toll it took on Big Ben.
    ______________________________________________

    Won’t last long? How long do you guys expect these QBs to play? Big Ben played 18 years! If Burrow or Allen played 8 years and got the chip, as a fan of those ringless teams, I’d be totally satisfied. Too much is made of the style of play and takings hits. It’s football!

  19. Burrow is the most OVERRATED QB in the nfl. Threw 1 TD a game in the playoffs (avg). 13th in QBR, 6 in Rating, please tell me who the heck thinks his a top two or even 3 or even 4 QB right now

  20. I hope so. Individual greats are great, but rival greats are even better.

    I could see a few other QBs joining the race if they can maintain quality – Allen, Herbert, Jackson, Hurts come to mind – but Mahomes & Burrow seem to have those difference-maker receiving partners that always seem to help define the greats.

    It’s more than arguable that Allen should be spoken in the same breath as the other two, but making it to the Super Bowl would help.

  21. Poor Mahomes, who is actually deserving of the Brady/Manning comparison with 4 consecutive championships, 2 SB’s and a SB win, gets lumped in with all these guys…. Herbert the next great, Allen the next great, Jackson the next great, Burrow the next great…. Can they win a SB before they’re crowned? All are good, but right now there is only one great.

  22. It appears we’re heading into an era of multiple great QB’s. Allen, Tua, Dak, Mahomes, Burrow, Lamar and likely another 2-3 emerge the next year or two. Should keep the league interesting for quite awhile.

  23. This fake, propped up and forced crap that people try to promote instead of just letting it happen, is completely disrespectful.

    Mahomes, Burrow, Allen, etc, have a long, long way to go to be mentioned in the breath as Manning and Brady and what that meant for the league is a JOKE.

    Millennials disrepect history and refuse to learn from it. This is another example. Entitlement and trying to polish laurels before something really is ever earned.

    KC is supposed to be reeling off 7 SB wins in the next decade, per Chris Jones and others.

    Laughable.

  24. footballistheonlysportthatcounts says:
    November 30, 2022 at 6:27 am
    Tua: “Hold my beer”.

    Why? Is it too cold for him?

  25. I really like Burrow, and I am rooting for him bigtime… but I just can’t buy on that horrid franchise.

    Brady-Manning is untouchable, IMO. Its going to take something pretty special to match that.

    The League would be better for it, but I don’t think any of these guys is up to that task. Mahomes is. But I don’t see it from the others.

  26. Bengals are the most disrespected team in the league. They fly under the radar because of it. Burrow and Mahomes are clearly the class of the league, sorry Josh gotta win against Mahomes when it counts and Joe has twice. In first full season too. Facts have no feelings.

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