It only took him one postseason to have as many playoff victories as Boomer Esiason.
The future is bright for the former LSU standout and that’s why their offseason transactions were geared towards protecting him.
Those are vital upgrades because they cannot afford to allow 55 sacks on him again if they want to make a Super Bowl return.
But now that their biggest concern has been addressed, ESPN’s Ben Baby gives rise to a debate involving last year’s Comeback Player of the Year.
The Burrow v. Herbert debate is going to be a fun one to track over the next few years. https://t.co/MzbJm58uTk
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) July 11, 2022
Baby tweeted, “The Burrow v. Herbert debate is going to be a fun one to track over the next few years.”
Now that’s a tough debate because both players have shown merit early in their careers.
Herbert won Offensive Rookie Of The Year in 2020 and threw for 5,014 yards last season.
Meanwhile, Burrow survived an ACL and MCL tear on his left knee to finish with 4,611 yards and 34 touchdowns in his first full season.
Burrow Has The Edge, For Now
Based on recent events, Burrow wins the debate because he led the Bengals to Super Bowl LVI.
He was able to bring an upstart team to the big game despite enduring nine sacks against the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round.
Likewise, Cincinnati had a frantic second-half comeback to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs on the road during the AFC Championship Game.
Meanwhile, Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers are yet to make the playoffs.
The time will come when the Chargers will crack the postseason.
When it arrives, Herbert will have a chance to hopefully even the score.