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AFC exec says Justin Herbert is more talented than Joe Burrow

Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, NFL Draft

Most believe the Cincinnati Bengals will select Joe Burrow with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but at least one AFC executive thinks Justin Herbert is the more talented quarterback.

The AFC exec is a scouting director for a team and gave his thoughts in a recent interview with Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated.

“Burrow or Herbert. Probably Burrow. He’s not quite as talented as Herbert, but his DNA and work ethic as the young QB would infiltrate the building and set the tone. I’d definitely go young over old.”

There are interesting comments because, for the most part, Herbert is considered the third-best quarterback in the draft. Most compare Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa. If it wasn’t for Tua’s hip injury, there might be a real debate about the top pick.

One AFC exec likes the idea of Herbert over Burrow in the NFL Draft, but many other execs still believe it’s the Heisman Trophy winner who will be the best quarterback in the league.

NFC Exec: “Burrow, something to build around for next 10 years. Smart, tough, athletic and accurate. Rare poise with an ‘it’ factor. The vets available may help in short-term but unlikely to elevate an average team to great.”

AFC Exec: “Burrow because if your team is average Brady and Rivers don’t make sense. Best draftable qb and chance to build for future.”

This is all pre NFL Draft buzz, and we won’t probably know who ends up being the better quarterback until five or ten years down the road. Either way, it’s a fun debate, and hopefully, all three guys have nice careers in the NFL.