"I know either one of them can win," Namath told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney, but the winning team will ultimately be "the one who makes the fewest mistakes, the one that doesn't beat themselves as much."
"How many times you see a guy line up offsides, a blown coverage, making mistakes, throwing a bad ball, dropping the ball?" he added. "Teams beat themselves a lot."
"But Cincinnati overcame Kansas City, Tennessee, who were pretty darn good," Namath pointed out. "I wouldn't put it past Cincinnati to pull it out with Burrow."
Namath wished good luck to any fans placing bets on Sunday’s game, predicting it could be an exciting, and close, matchup.
"They've got some explosive offensive players on both sides, passing in games better today than ever before," Namath argued.
The former quarterback, who built his legendary career with the Jets, was the same age as Bengals' quarterback Joe Burrow when the Jets were in Super Bowl III. When asked if he thinks Burrow is imitating his iconic "it" factor persona, Namath replied that Burrow’s just "doing himself."
"Joe is cool," Namath admitted. "I watched him at LSU. He's been a great leader. He's a solid dude."
But still, the NFL Hall of Famer doesn’t believe Burrow’s the next G.O.A.T. in the game following Tom Brady’s retirement.
Rather, Namath named the Jets’ rookie quarterback: "I can only hope that it's Zach Wilson."