But Smith, 32, may be due to regress, and even if a high-profile rookie succeeds him at quarterback, this team will be in transition on defense, where they've been mostly overmatched for years. But the real question is what they do with that money: if Daniel Jones is back under center after a big step forward, what is his ceiling as a passer?
Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval probably didn't think he would get called out by Travis Kelce on national TV following the AFC Championship Game. That's what happened, however, after Kelce decided to react to Pureval's social media video that, among other things, referred to the Chiefs' home stadium as "Burrowhead."
Last week's video of Pureval, declaring that officials recently asked Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow to "take a paternity test to confirm whether or not he's his father" of Mahomes went viral. Despite being the road team during Sunday's AFC Championship Game, Cincinnati had to be feeling confident, due in large part to Burrow's career 3-0 record against Mahomes.
And the NFL Illuminati is behind it all. But if you want to persuade the public, it’s best not to do it while wearing a tinfoil hat and telling people to believe in ghosts.
In January, there was a viral video about Burrow’s fanbase, with TikToker @mikegotchalk saying, “You think your girl doesn’t know anything about football. After the Bengals’ AFC Championship loss on Jan. 29, which meant the team — including Burrow — would not be playing in the 2023 Super Bowl, thirsty fans took to Twitter and TikTok to mourn the loss.
“It’s going to be a great challenge for us. Mahomes, who hurt his ankle against Jacksonville in the divisional round, threw for 326 yards and two touchdowns, even though he was missing three of his wide receivers to injuries by the end.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Black quarterbacks have come a long way in the NFL since Fritz Pollard became the first to play in the league in 1923 and Doug Williams was the first to start and win a Super Bowl following the 1987 season. Mahomes can become the first two-time winner if he leads the Kansas City Chiefs to victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Feb. 12.
Harrison Butker made a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds left — after Cincinnati's Joseph Ossai was flagged for a 15-yard penalty for shoving Mahomes after he was out of bounds — and the Chiefs beat the Bengals 23-20 in the AFC championship game to make it back to the Super Bowl. Kansas City will face the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona.
The cohesiveness with this Bengals team off the field was a key reason it won 10 games straight and went back trip the AFC championship game for a second consecutive year. There’s a lot of important decisions to be made over the next few months for the Bengals, starting with the negotiations of quarterback Joe Burrow’s next contract.
We will come back, have a great offseason and get better as a team, get better individually and come back next year ready to go.” I don’t know if we have a lot of free agents, but some guys have been there.