NFL fans were stunned after Fox Sports host Skip Bayless called Patrick Mahomes “spoiled” by the situation he was drawn into.
The 71-year-old outspoken sportsman and host of Undisputed on FS1 believes Cincinnati Bengals star QB Joe Burrow is better than Mahomes.
Bayless was joined by former NFL stars and later media analysts Richard Sherman and Keyshawn Johnson to discuss who is the NFL’s best quarterback.
Bayless emphasized that Mahomes is very talented but very fortunate to be drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs and coached by Andy Reid.
“Patrick was fortunate to be picked by one of the greatest offensive heads in league history, Andy Reid.”
“He spoiled that kid terribly. This kid has great talent.”
Bayless felt that Reid allowed Mahomes to act outside of the script and had no rules, which cost her in big games.
“The whole side arm, between the legs, behind the back thing, no one but Andy Reid would let him get away with it.”
“And it often costs you.”
He further expressed that Burrow has outperformed them in head-to-head and is the more effective QB.
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“Joe Burrow is more efficient and consistent on offense than this kid.” [Mahomes] does.”
NFL fans flocked to Twitter for his statements, receiving mixed reviews.
One Bengals fan commented, “Listen, we in Cincinnati will defend Joey B to the death. But most of us also know that Mahomes is objectively the best QB in the league. And we agree with that.”
Another said: “Mahomes is better but what Skip says isn’t the most outlandish. Joe Burrow is also a phenomenal quarterback.”
A third: “This man really hates Mahomes just because.”
And a fourth agreed on whether Burrow would succeed if he were in the same situation as Mahomes: “Not yet. But Burrow would also win the SB with KC.”
Mahomes has won two Super Bowls and attended three of them, while Burrow led his team to one but lost.