Bert Breer Prediction: New York Jets get to the AFC championship game
The 2023-24 NFL season is officially underway, and the HOT TAKES are flowing—including that of Super Bowl predictions.
Parts of conversation abbreviated for clarity.
Fred: So, with the AFC, you’ve made your predictions? Let’s let’s talk about what you have in the AFC.
Bert Breer: Yeah. The one thing I’d say before getting into that—I hate when people make predictions and then pick chalk throughout the playoffs.
My curveball in the playoffs is that the Jets get to the AFC championship game. They have to figure out their offensive line. But, at the very least, the interior line is good. And with the two tackles, one is really accomplished, and the other was highly drafted. They at least have talent in those positions.
The reason I picked them here is because, internally, their defense is better than their offense. The offense is going to be fine with Aaron Rodgers as the quarterback. And so, I have them upsetting the Chiefs in the divisional round.
I actually feel a little better about it after last night. I have the Jets upsetting the Chiefs and then losing to the Bengals in the AFC championship.
Rich: And in the NFC, who do you have?
Bert Breer: The 49ers. I have the Niners going to the Super Bowl.
Rich: And who do you have at quarterback when the Niners go to the Super Bowl?
Bert Breer: Brock Purdy. The team is just so good around him. I don’t think Purdy will morph into a Mahomes, Burrow, or Allen type of quarterback.
Two things though. One, the team is so good around him, and two, they don’t have to go through a gauntlet to get there the same way AFC teams have to.
Another thing, I’ve probably said this in a million different places, but like, look at all the stuff Buffalo had to go through last year. They’ve had tough moments in their community. They also had snowstorms twice, getting displaced and living out of a hotel for a week of work.
Then the Damar Hamlin thing happened. Also, Von Miller tore his ACL, and Josh Allen hurt his elbow. That was a lot to deal with. And that was a dream team last year.
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