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Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Posted on: November 9, 2011 8:46 pm
Edited on: November 9, 2011 8:47 pm
 
Romo can't compete with Tebow when it comes to being overrated. (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Finally, some good news for Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who three or four times a season gives his detractors ammunition in their never-ending crusade to convince the rest of us that he's an overhyped choker. The Sporting News interviewed 11 NFL players from 31 teams and asked a simple question: Who's the most overrated player in the NFL?

It wasn't Romo.

Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow won the honors, although just barely. He received 22 votes, just one more than -- wait for it -- Romo. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was third. Of the 17 players to receive at least two votes, seven were quarterbacks.

1. Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow—22
2. Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo—21
3. New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez—9
4. Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh—6
5. Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson—5
6. New England Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco—5
7. New England Patriots QB Tom Brady—3
8. Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb—3
9. San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers—3
10. Arizona Cardinals DL Darnell Dockett—2

The rest: Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew—2, Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall—2, New York Giants QB Eli Manning—2, Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall—2, New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis—2, New York Jets LB Bart Scott—2, Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher—2. 

(Note: Jason Hill voted for Revis … twice, right?)

The Sporting News asked a few players for some context on the leading vote-getters. Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton echoed many of the sentiments we hear from Romo's critics.

“I just think he’s in a position where he has the spotlight," he said. "I don’t think he’s really done anything to be in the spotlight. But being a Dallas Cowboys quarterback, you’re going to have that. I don’t think he does enough to be considered one of the elite (quarterbacks) in the NFL.”

Knight's teammate, Jeremy Mincey, had similar thoughts about Sanchez.

"Everybody talks about Sanchez, but I just don’t see what everybody is talking about. Maybe it’s the (New York) market that he’s in."

We would include the quotes from two anonymous players on Tebow but why? You can do the Mad Libs yourself: "He's not an NFL quarterback, he's a fullback. Not only his he inaccurate, he has a week arm. The media saturation is unbearable. We hate Tebowing with a passion." So on and so forth... 

Upside: Tebow is first at something.

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Comments

Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:18 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Tom Brady is on this list and Michael Vick isn't?  Hehe.  Just another example of the black athlete trying to hold the white athlete down.



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

This is beyond comical.  I thought you had to be viewed as a great player or atleast avery good player to be thought by some to be overrated?   Also, how is Tom Brady even on this list?  What a joke.



Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Wonder if the any Raiders voted for Tebow...


fuzznutz
Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 2:14 pm
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Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 2:00 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

I know your a Steelers fan so naturally hate Tom Brady, but I have no idea how you can make that comment.  How many more records does the guy need to have?



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Really?  How could anyone think Tebow is overrated when he's been third string for two years before being handed a starting job and genreally showing that he doesn't deserve it  And do you think the all-Timmy all-the-time media might have something to do with it?  Could we please leave this guy out of the news until he actually DOES something?
You answered your own question.  Look up the definition of overrated.



Since: Apr 13, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

I don't understand how Tebow could possibly be overrated, since everyone demeans him and says he's not a pro-quality quarterback. Sure he's in the news too much, but there's a difference between "too much press coverage" and "overreated."



Since: Nov 26, 2010
Posted on: November 10, 2011 1:31 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

where is mick vick on this list



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Really?  How could anyone think Tebow is overrated when he's been third string for two years before being handed a starting job and genreally showing that he doesn't deserve it  And do you think the all-Timmy all-the-time media might have something to do with it?  Could we please leave this guy out of the news until he actually DOES something? 



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Curious how Tebow is the most over-rated...Nobody ever says he's any good so how can he be over-rated... Dont you have to be considered elite to be over-rated.. Tebow is always bashed so to call him over-rated is a little ridiculous to me...


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