Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was left out in a big way this week and it’s extremely unfortunate for everyone

On Monday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady announced, via Twitter, that this year’s version of “The Match” will pit himself and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers against Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen.

The golf match between these four, which will be the sixth version of “The Match”, is being set up as the older star quarterbacks (Rodgers and Brady) taking on the younger star quarterbacks (Mahomes and Allen).

I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this.

If this is going to be some sort of “passing the torch” event, then it should absolutely be Mahomes and Burrow playing against Rodgers and Brady.

And that’s not meant to be an insult to Allen, who is an elite quarterback with Hall of Fame potential. It’s just that Burrow is the bigger star. And he’s more marketable.

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) delivers remarks during the Super Bowl LVI Opening Night Fan Rally, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Bengals are set to face off against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI, Sunday, Feb. 13, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.
Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl Lvi Opening Night Fan Rally Feb 7

The former LSU standout is a household name. He has swagger for days. And he’s constantly referred to as “the next Tom Brady” thanks to his incredible leadership abilities and insane competitiveness.

Why go with Allen over Burrow and his charismatic personality? It would be amazing to see Burrow and Mahomes teamed up and taking on Brady and Rodgers. Can you imagine the back and forth between Burrow and Brady?

I don’t know exactly what went into the process to choose the competitors, but the process was clearly flawed. Burrow is the obvious choice here. And all NFL fans — minus the folks in Buffalo — are missing out on some tremendous Joe Burrow content.

Maybe next year they’ll get it right.

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