Who was worse in Week 1: Mitch Trubisky or Baker Mayfield?


It's easy to pile on a quarterback after an NFL team loses a game it was supposed to win. That was the case for the Chicago Bears in Week 1's disappointing loss to the Green Bay Packers, one in which Mitch Trubisky led Chicago's offense to just three points in an all-around abysmal performance.

To make matters worse for Trubisky, his poor showing was televised in front of a national audience in one of the most-watched non-Super Bowl games in recent years. He completed just 26-of-45 passes for 228 yards and an interception and looked lost along the way. He missed passes high and was uncomfortable in the pocket. It was just a bad night.

But before Bears fans give up hope on Trubisky, he wasn't the only young quarterback on a team with Super Bowl aspirations who looked, well, terrible in Week 1.

Browns QB Baker Mayfield -- a preseason pick for MVP -- was horrendous in Cleveland's 4-13 loss to the Titans. He threw three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown by Malcolm Butler.

''We lost our discipline and we lost our composure, but it is one game and we are going to be tested,'' Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said after the game. ''You either take adversity and run toward each other or you run away. We have a bunch of guys who are going to run toward each other and we are going to be fine. It is one game. I do not care. It counts on the scoreboard, but each game counts one time.''

Mayfield's terrible outing got me thinking: Who was worse? Mayfield or Trubisky?

Naturally, I left it up to Twitter to decide. And after more than 1,200 votes, the results are in:

There you have it, Bears fans. For all the hype surrounding Mayfield and all the criticism circling Trubisky, it's Mayfield who NFL fans think was actually worse in Week 1. 

Does that help heal the wounds from Thursday night's loss? No, it doesn't. But it could be worse: you could be a Browns fan.

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