Quarterback analysis: Mitch Trubisky vs Jacoby Brissett
- The Pittsburgh Steelers were defeated against the Cleveland Browns 17-29 in Thursday night football
- Jacoby Brissett was the starting quarterback for the Browns whereas the Steelers started Mitch Trubisky
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The Pittsburgh Steelers were defeated against the Cleveland Browns 17-29 in week 3 of the 2022 NFL season at the FirstEnergy Stadium on September 23. The starting quarterback for the Steelers was Mitch Trubisky, whereas the Browns started Jacoby Brissett.
While Trubisky is the starting quarterback for the Steelers, Brissett is the backup for the Browns. Trubisky was the backup for Josh Allen at Buffalo Bills, he joined the Steelers in 2022. The Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement in 2022, and Trubisky was brought in to replace him.
Meanwhile, the Browns traded Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans earlier in 2022, who was expected to become their starting quarterback. However, Watson was handed an 11-game suspension by the NFL, as part of a settlement for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, which resulted in Jacoby Brissett getting the nod as the starting quarterback.
Brissett registered a 63% pass completion rate against the Steelers, completing 21 out of 31 passes for 220 yards, along with 2 touchdown passes, and 3 carries for 11 yards with an average of 3.7 carry per yard. His longest pass in the game was 32 yards and recorded an average of 7.1 yards per pass. He was sacked 2 times in the game.
On the other hand, Trubisky registered a 63% pass completion rate, with 20 successful passes out of 32 attempts for 207 yards. His longest pass was 36 yards and the quarterback also recorded 2 carries for 7 yards and 1 rushing touchdown with an average of 3.5 yards per carry.
Brissett put up a consistent performance throughout the game, however, looked visibly fatigued during the third quarter. On the other hand, Trubisky helped the Steelers to take a 14-6 lead in the second quarter but was unable to help them score in the first or third quarters.
Brissett has completed 767 passes out of 1,269 attempts for 8,118 yards in his career with a completion rate of 60.4%, along with 38 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions. Meanwhile, Trubisky has recorded 1,058 successful passes out of 1,656 attempts for 11,014 yards, along with 66 touchdown passes and 39 interceptions in his NFL career.