|The Bears' Jay Cutler is the NFL's most disliked player according to Forbes. (US Presswire)|
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick are the most disliked players in the NFL, according to Forbes list of the 10 most disliked athletes in America.
Out of those three, Cutler is the most disliked.
Cutler's reputation took a big hit after the 2011 NFC Championship and things haven't got much better since. Cutler was the highest (or lowest, depending on your point of view) ranked NFL player on the most disliked list, coming in at No. 4. Vick ranked No. 7 while Romo checked in at No. 10.
The No. 7 ranking was actually an improvement for Vick, who topped the list last year. While there seems to be a clear reason for fans disliking Vick and a reasonable explanation for why fans dislike Cutler, it's hard to pinpoint why Romo made the list.
Dallas fans might be bitter that Romo has never led the Cowboys past the divisional round of the playoffs, and they might not like his 1-3 postseason record, but that doesn't exactly explain why the rest of the country dislikes him.
As for Cutler, he can take consolation in the fact that his run as the NFL's most disliked player won't last much longer. It should come to an end sometime between April 25 and April 27 when the name of former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o is announced at the NFL Draft. Te'o came in at No. 2 on the most disliked athlete list, outranking Cutler and proving that America is not OK with fake girlfriends.
Here's the entire list from Forbes:
1. Lance Armstrong
2. Manti Te'o
3. Tiger Woods
4. Jay Cutler
7. Michael Vick
8. Kurt Busch
9. Kobe Bryant
10. Tony Romo
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