Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms would rather have Joe Burrow than Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers in fantasy football and real life.
Every NFL analyst tends to have certain biases when it comes to their favorite players. Some are fans of hometown clubs, while others band together against certain players as they constantly make arguments against them.
When fantasy football pundits Matthew Berry and Michael Smith asked Simms who he’d rather have in fantasy between Brady and Joe Burrow, Simms chose the latter and then some.
“Joe Burrow all day,” Simms began. “Well, Tom Brady could never – in real life? It’s not even close. Tom Brady could never have brought this Bengals team to the Super Bowl last year. Never.”
Smith promptly put the show on commercial break to prevent Simms from further “derailing” the conversation with his unpopular opinions.
As the hosts turned away from Simms’ wild take and Berry hid his head in shame, Simms exclaimed, “Joe Burrow was in the Super Bowl and Tom Brady wasn’t!”
Chris Simms honestly believes Joe Burrow is already better than Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers
Simms wasn’t quite done yet. Berry asked Simms who he would prefer between Burrow and Rodgers, and to his credit, Simms was consistent.
“I’ll take Burrow now!” he defined. “One hundred percent. Burrow is one of the top five quarterbacks in the game.”
“One of the top five? You just pulled out two of the best!” Smith laughed in response.
Berry then announces in a perfect anchor voice, “The views and opinions of Chris Simms do not reflect the opinions of this show or any of its other hosts.”
“I learned to ignore Chris a long time ago,” joked Smith.
While it’s exciting to see the young generation of new quarterbacks taking over the league — Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert — that doesn’t mean Brady and Rodgers are already being phased out. Rodgers has had back-to-back MVP campaigns and has been hitting deep post-season runs with impressive regular-season records. Brady won a Super Bowl with a brand new team just over a year ago. Burrow’s Super Bowl campaign has been notable and heralded what’s to come for Cincinnati, but that doesn’t mean he’s already surpassed two legendary passers in terms of talent.
Although Brady and Rodgers are older, they have the distinct advantage of experience. As long as Brady and Rodgers can pocket-read and dissect defenses at lightning speed — something a third-year quarterback like Burrow can’t achieve for several years — Chris Simms might want to hold back his hot attitude.
But going back to Berry’s original question, Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase are likely to field big numbers in the imagination this year. This is how Kirk and Justin Jefferson become cousins, so remember that fantasy success doesn’t always equal playoff success.
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