Joe Burrow vs. Justin Herbert – Wild Card Weekend
The other outcome of the Raiders vs. Chargers is the Chargers winning making it possible for them to take a trip to the Jungle on Wild Card weekend. Currently, one of the biggest debates going on in the NFL is which quarterback would you want to build your franchise around — Joe Burrow or Justin Herbert?
As we know, Burrow went No. 1 overall to the Bengals while Herbert somehow made it all the way to pick No. 6 before getting selected by the Chargers. Herbert had the more impressive rookie season but to be fair, Burrow was injured for the final six games.
I know I should pick Burrow, and I think ultimately I would, but you can’t go wrong with either guy. They are different styles of quarterback and it feels like Burrow is more of the leader that I would trust. Herbert has a cannon for an arm and is surgical with said cannon.
Obviously, we all know how this previous matchup went and it was a rough one for us Bengals fans. It was exciting to watch the Bengals crawl back from 24-0, but after scoring 22, they were disappointed with 17 unanswered.
I don’t see this game shaking out in the same way. If the Bengals play the Raiders, the Bengals likely trounce them, but against the Chargers, it would be a much closer game, especially with the fact that Cincinnati is the hot team in the AFC right now.
The Chargers have fallen off a bit in the latter part of the season losing three of their last six games, including one to the Texans. Yes, they were banged up, but come on, it’s the freaking Texans. At the same time, the stripes seem to be heating up at the right time.
Side note — I am elated about this Burrow vs. Herbert rivalry. I hope it stays around for many years. Same for Burrow and my final quarterback matchup.