Patrick Mahomes is coming off the back of his second Super Bowl, as well as his second regular season MVP award after what was an extraordinary season.
He became the first quarterback to win both in the same season for over 20 years, once again proving why he should be considered as one of the best quarterbacks, not just in the current league, but of all-time.
However, one former Heisman Trophy winner and 15-year starting quarterback does not see him as the best in the league, at this time, and has stated who he believes to be better.
Former USC, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals star Carson Palmer had an amazing career in his own right, with three Pro Bowls and an All-Pro season to his resume, as he has stated why he believes Joe Burrow to be the best in the league.
Speaking on the QB Room podcast, Palmer said: “I know Patrick is phenomenal, but I just think Joe’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 gonna 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.”
He added: “Talk about not having a weakness. [He’s] 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, he just rarely shows it.