Every football fan with a pulse will admit that the Josh Allen vs. Patrick Mahomes playoff showdown may go down as the best quarterback battle in NFL history. No, if, ands, or buts about it.
If it weren’t for those dumbass NFL overtime rules (which basically decides the winner of the game by who wins the coin toss), that game might’ve lasted 47 overtimes.
So, needless to say, every sports fan was thrilled when they saw Allen and Mahomes were paired together for “The Match,” a yearly golf match between star professional golfers or celebrities.
With that being said, TMZ recently spoke with the creator of “The Match,” producer Bryan Zuriff, and he discussed how the epic Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs playoff game led to his decision to pair the two QBs together.
Of course, the other two they’re playing against is Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, so you can easily say it’s the four best QBs in the NFL.
Zuriff recalled making the decision:
“Literally after the game that day when they had that epic game, they scored like 28 points in 3 minutes. Probably the greatest game in football history.
I texted the network and said, ‘We gotta do something with these guys. This is the future of the NFL.'”
He also weighed in on his partnership with Tom Brady:
“Tom is an incredible partner. He goes the extra mile with everything he does. He’s truly one of the great people to work with in the world. I’m very fortunate he’s a producer with me and he’s a great partner and is super passionate about golf.”
He also discussed how he believes pairing these kind of celebrities together is growing the game of golf:
“I really think we are actually growing the game more so than traditional PGA tournaments that you see every week, because we’re reaching the fans in different sports to come into golf, and all these athletes are playing golf.”
Since “The Match” began back in 2018, the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Steph Curry, Peyton Manning, Bryson DeChambeau, and more have all competed.