The Worst NFL Team Would Destroy the Best College Football Team

Published on August 11th, 2023 2:39 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

What would happen in a game featuring best college team vs. worst NFL team. Here is a question that seemingly arises every football season:

Who would win in a game between the best college football team and the worst NFL team?

What would happen if the current national champions, Georgia, squared off against the team with the worst regular in the NFL last year, the Chicago Bears?

The answer - it wouldn't even be a contest.

The worst NFL team would hand out a beat down of the best college football team each and every time.


Let's start out with the obvious fact here.

A top team like Georgia likely has 4-5 players that will go on to become very good/great players in the NFL.

The rest of their team? Not good enough for the NFL.

Now, the Houston Texans, despite having a terrible record, is made up of elite football players who were mostly drafted high in the draft. These players are the best of the best, and the Texans team would be filled, from top to bottom, with these great players who all excelled in college.

Georgia would have 4-5 players (tops) who would turn out to be good/great NFL players, while the Texans would have an entire team of these players.

Georgia wouldn't be ready for the speed of the NFL. What do players say is the biggest difference between college football and the NFL? Speed.

Even for the best college players that jump to the NFL, there is a period of adjustment as they get used to the speed of the game.

In a game against NFL players, college football players would be shell-shocked by the speed and ferocity of the NFL players.

In short - they would get destroyed.

Let's say that Georgia has 1-2 offensive and defensive linemen that are NFL quality. What about the rest of the line? The college football quarterback would be under pressure all game, while the defensive line would be constantly attacked by the Texans' running game. The Texans could win any way that they wanted, but against a defensive line with 3-4 guys that are not good enough to play in the NFL, they would get destroyed.

The poor college football quarterback would likely get sacked more than 10 times in the game, and the team's offensive weapons would have practically no shot of getting open.

On the defensive side of things, the players who aren't good enough for the NFL would be exploited all game, and the NFL quarterback would have all the time in the world to operate.


A few years ago, shortly after their 0-16 season, a professional bookmaker was asked what he would set the line at for a hypothetical game between the winless Cleveland Browns and Alabama, one of the best programs in college football.

This bookmaker stated that he would open the line at -21 for the Cleveland Browns.

So, as bad as the Cleveland Browns were at the time, they would still be three touchdown favorites against the best team in college football.

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