RandBall: Two most overrated NFL players? Both Jets QBs
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- October 25, 2012 - 3:24 PM
It's hard to put much stock in anonymous player polls, but this one from Sports Illustrated is too funny to ignore. Per ESPN.com (yeah, we couldn't find it on the SI.com web site, which is strange):
Five months after being named one of the top 100 players in the NFL, the New York Jets' backup quarterback was voted the most overrated player in the league -- in a landslide -- based on a Sports Illustrated poll released this week.
A total of 180 players voted in the survey, with 34 percent naming Tebow. How's this for a twist? Jets starter Mark Sanchez finished tied for second, receiving 8 percent of the votes. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo also got 8 percent.
At least Tebow can say he's ahead of Sanchez in one category.
So more than 1 of every 3 NFL players who responded said Tebow is the most overrated player in the league ... and they picked the guy starting ahead of him No. 2 (or at least tied for that spot). High comedy, Jets. High comedy.
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