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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: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:42 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

1. Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow—22.  I do agree.  He is working off of college fame, however, how many years has he been in the league?  1 1/2.  Too early

2. Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo—21.  Yes, I agree again.  One playoff win.

3. New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez—9.  Because of New York, he gets this vote.  He has several playoff wins in a couple of year.  I would think this is not about him so much, but again it is New York.

4. Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh—6.  1 1/2 year and this guy has performed.  Is someone bitter out there or what?

5. Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson—5.  This year, yes.

6. New England Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco—5.  Great career, cancer in the locker room.  Problem, but not overrated

7. New England Patriots QB Tom Brady—3.  Someone is stupid.

8. Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb—3.  YES!!!! Wins and starts less than 10, awesome!

9. San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers—3.  Super bowls = 0, overrated

10. Arizona Cardinals DL Darnell Dockett—2.  Not on this one.  Dockett is a hard worker and does a good job.  How many of us watch games that close to say he is overrated?

I love this list because it shows some people are bitter and others get the game.

Add to the list: Michael Vick (super bowls - 0), Joe Flacco (if Sanchez is on, why not Joe), Terrell Suggs (not my choice, but what about a non QB).



Since: Sep 16, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

I feel like Kolby Bear should have recieved more then 3 votes. But then again I dont get paid a crap ton of money to vote on who's better and why. No but seriously Kolb should have gotten like 15 or something like that.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:28 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

No shit most of them are elite. Most of them are also skill position players. No one is going vote for a center or a guard because they don't get any pub, therefore, how can they be overrated?



Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:24 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

At least voting for elite players like Tom Brady as overrated would make sense, since they're highly-rated in the first place.  Voting for Tim Tebow as overrated makes absolutely no sense, since he's always criticized to such asinine levels.  Anybody who claims Tebow is overrated needs to get a dictionary pronto, but then again, they may not even know what a dictionary is, given their level of stupidity.



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Tebow voted 'most overrated' by NFL players

Most of the guys on this list are elite, I mean, who calls Tom Brady overrated? Some of these votes look like an opportunity for players to throw their haterade around the league and not have to be unprofessional or trashtalk


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