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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: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 11:07 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Don"t know how race came into it either? Just doesn't make sense. What is Bi-racial anyway?



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2011 10:38 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Why do they even ask players to vote on such a stupid topic.  Some of the guys on this list are hall of famers.  So really how could we call them overrated?  Very silly report.



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 10:34 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Dont know WHY race had to come into it! That being said. NO, Black players AREN'T better than White players! There are just more of them. ( Mike Alstott just to name one )



Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 10:33 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

I love Sanchez being on the list, Wait 2 AFC Championship Games in his first 2 years, beating Brady, Manning, and Rivers, I know the d is stout and the running game was good but come on the guy wins.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 10:27 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Smitty; Let's see, how about the NFL is about 70% black. Hmmm...do the math.



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: November 10, 2011 10:09 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

who voted this S*???  How did you vote Tom Brady, Darrelle Revis, Ndamukong Suh as overated players??? 



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 9:37 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Lol...Must be a Cowgirl fan...



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 9:26 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

I feel sorry for Jerry Jones because he will never win the Super Bowl with Romo. He will be dead from all the stress.



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 9:21 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Black players are always better than white guys, but who has been flagged more White players or Black players? It seems to me it is Black players who have more infractions. I would like to see the stats.  P.S. I'm Bi-racial just to let people know.



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 9:11 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

I think they are just pissed at all the hype Tebow is getting. He's far from overrated, most analysts say he sucks. Romo definitiely overrated, Dez Bryant, overrated. Also, Brandon Marshall should be in the top 10.


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