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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: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2011 8:53 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

The Sporting News needs to stop doing ridiculous surveys, and report real sports news.  This is retarded. 



Since: Oct 6, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 8:46 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

The players think Tebow is overated by whom - themselves?  No they most all despise him.  The media?  Every writer or analyst I've heard thinks he stinks.  So I'm guessing the players think the fans overrate him.  Many fans like him b/c he at least portrays a hard working, positive, humble attitude and gives alot to help others.  Pretty much the opposite of the steroetypical athlete on any level.  In other words, most fans probably think NFL players are overated as human beings - take a vote on that.



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 8:08 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Tebow 2-1
Orton 1-4
same team except Lloyd....I think Orton was more over-rated.
Suck it haters!!!!!!



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 8:00 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

where is the entire eagle team??? no vick? no nandi?



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2011 7:29 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

The Sporting News truly understands how a survey should be run...and I'm sure it was properly conducted. It doesn't really matter if Tim Tebow or Tono Romo or Mark Sanchez won...what's the point? Was there a slow news day at the Sporting news. what a waste of time and a waste of my time reading it. Certainly playing for the Cowboys is high pressure, but I'm sure there are at least 10 or more NFL teams who would love to have Romo...Sanchez plays for the Jets and that comes with the territory. Tim Tebow has started three games this season for the Broncos, so it might be too soon to tell, but he is 2-1 and he's still a rookie.



Since: Apr 18, 2010
Posted on: November 10, 2011 5:58 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Every year, its always a white guy..



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2011 4:46 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

2 words... f*ing creepy

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Who freaking cares?  He does not.  You cannot see that his calling in life is "way above football, the NFL or any players that are playing or played the game".  And it is just "a game", that has no meaning - in life.  HE IS BEYOND THIS REALM AND ALL THE MINIONS THAT ENCOMPASS FOOTBALL.





Since: Jul 3, 2010
Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:53 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Who freaking cares?  He does not.  You cannot see that his calling in life is "way above football, the NFL or any players that are playing or played the game".  And it is just "a game", that has no meaning - in life.  HE IS BEYOND THIS REALM AND ALL THE MINIONS THAT ENCOMPASS FOOTBALL.




Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 1:59 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

every Raider fan called Tebow names last week too.  and they screamed and screamed tebow sucks, even as he was walking off the after whooping them.
namath, bradshaw, montana, elway, both mannings, dilfer - other than they are all SB winning QB's - any idea what they also share in common? all of them had lower completion percentages and worse records in their first 6 games than Tim Tebow.  but Tebow siucks.  great
read what i said, i did NOT say tebow was better than any of them, I did NOT say tebow is going to finish with a better career than any of them.
but you CANNOT tell me that he hasnt started better than all of them, because he has.  now stfu and let him play and win while getting experience and having the time to develop into a better passer.  Like the rest of those guys got



Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: November 10, 2011 1:40 am
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

I don't understand how he can be overrated when he's not even near being highly rated.



"Overhyped" is probably more appropriate than overrated for the top 3.  A lot of talk from loud constituencies that think that their non-exceptional play is newsworthy.


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