As sports fans around the world debate who will win Super Bowl LIII this weekend — the Los Angeles Rams or the New England Patriots — Korn Ferry has asked professionals a more pressing question: Who would you rather have as a boss, the Patriots’ Bill Belichick or the Rams’ Sean McVay?
When asked who would be a better CEO of a Fortune 50 company, 58 percent of professionals surveyed by Korn Ferry said Patriots Head Coach Belichick. However, when asked who they would prefer as a boss, 56 percent chose Rams Head Coach McVay. The majority of respondents (52 percent) also said McVay is a better motivator than Belichick, and 70 percent said McVay is more optimistic.
The survey also asked about the quarterbacks, with a less even-handed result: When asked which quarterback would make the best CEO of a Fortune 50 company, 84 percent chose the Patriots’ Tom Brady over the Rams’ Jared Goff. The majority (81 percent) also said Brady is the better team player, and 56 percent predict he will be the highest performer of the game.
Here are some additional survey questions and responses:
Who will be the best high performer in the game?
- Tom Brady (56 percent)
- Jared Goff (9 percent)
- Aaron Donald (8 percent)
- Todd Gurley (10 percent)
- Sony Michel (5 percent)
- Rob Gronkowski (12 percent)
Whose job is more difficult?
- NFL head coach (36 percent)
- CEO of Fortune 50 company (64 percent)
Which would you rather be?
- An NFL head coach (29 percent)
- CEO of a Fortune 50 company (71 percent)
Finally, there’s the little matter of which team will win this weekend.
And the survey says the winner of Super Bowl LIII will be …
- New England Patriots (66 percent)
- Los Angeles Rams (34 percent)
The Korn Ferry survey of professionals was conducted in January 2019 and garnered 1,125 responses.
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Auburn Student Scores Trip To Super Bowl
Unlike most fans heading to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta this Sunday to see if Tom Brady can pull off another Super Bowl win, Wilson Morgan won’t be focused on the action on the field. Instead, the Auburn University junior will be watching how the field withstands football’s biggest game of the year.
The Huntsville, AL native was the grand prize winner in this year’s Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training competition, which earned him a a trip to Super Bowl LIII to work with the grounds crew preparing the field for the big game.