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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: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

He's with the Bucs I believe.



Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2011 11:01 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Not that I agree with any of the following but maybe they think Tebow is overrated because he's a starting QB and someone (coaches, fans, media?) is overrating him. They might not think he's worth a roster spot, let alone a starting gig. Who really knows their logic. I think it's way to early to tell if he's good or not. Sometimes it takes a few years for you to catch up on the speed in the NFL.




Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Where is Haynesworth on this list? 



Since: Oct 28, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:42 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

tom brady haha thats classic , where is peyon manning ? aaron rogers ? lol



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:31 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Thanks everyone for beating me to the punch.  This shows the sheer stupidity of NFL players.  Who, tell me one guy who rates Tebow high in the first place?  Utter morons playing this game. 



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

@scoober1989

+1000

Everyone dumps on Tebow everyday. Name one person who says one good thing about him? Haters. How's this for overrated...Chris Johnson. What has he done this year? Nothing.



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:19 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Who overrates Tebow??? I never see anyone saying Tebow is the next great QB or a future MVP.  All I EVER see or hear is he can be a good QB or that he sucks and will never amount to anything.



Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

whatever you no how much he is over rated and the worst part is he plays for the worst team in the history of football



Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:53 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

mrrickers, you're another individual who obviously has no clue what the word "overrated" means.  How can Tim Tebow be overrated when he's not highly-rated in the first place?  Have you been living under a rock?  He's been constantly criticized.



Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:51 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

mrrickers, you're another individual who obviously has no clue what the word "ovverated" means.  How can Tim Tebow be overrated when he's not highly-rated in the first place?  Have you been living under a rock?  He's been constantly criticized.


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