Top 10 Most Overrated NFL Players


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1Tony RomoAntonio Ramiro "Tony" Romo is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

Romo has only proven one thing; he IS a choke artist. A new definition of choke artist. Name a big game he has won? Talk about having receivers that make you look better, Dez, Miles Austin and Witten. Peyton made his receivers. Reggie Wayne looks real good catching passes from Curtis Painter, please. Not even Jerry Jones' money can buy Romo and that suck Azz team a ring!

Man every time I see Tony Romo play, he ether blows the game late in the game or slowly blow the game or win then blow the next game. WHY IS THIS MAN CALLED "GOOD"

Has a top 2-online, a top 5 wide receiver, great running backs, yet still has never taken the cowboys far into the playoffs

You guys are all retards

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2Tom BradyThomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr., is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, and Tim Tebow are not overrated. - Alpha101

One person does not make a team, no matter who they are, although if you ask any patriots band wagoner, this guy is like a god, most likely because they can't name 90% of the other players on the team, like the offensive line that could make most quarterbacks look like a star or the receivers catching the balls. NOPE...all credit magically goes to Brady no matter what...

Brady has had a great defense to back him up in many of the seasons he played in. His team is stacked. Also, it's important to note that the Patriots went 11-5 when Brady was injured the entire season in 2008, which shows Brady's true value to the team.

Its stating facts

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3Tim TebowTimothy Richard Tebow is an American professional baseball outfielder in the New York Mets organization and a former professional American football player in the National Football League.

In 20 years of watching football, I have never seen a worse starting quarterback who was allowed to play a full season. The guy can't throw. I've seen half backs in flea flicker plays throw with more accuracy. His stats pretty much echo this weakness. His completion percentage is the lowest I have ever seen for a starter and his yards per attempt are low as well (possibly the lowest of any starter in the last 20 years). He didn't help his team one bit. The team would have done better with literally, any #2 quarterback they could have found in free agency.

Not a good passer or great Quarterback but a decent runner and blocker. He could be a starter if he would be willing to play his natural position of Fullback. Could probably be a decent lineman if he learned the position with the fervor he usually saves for preaching

Tim Tebow was amazing on the Broncos. The Jets didn't use him right. Everybody loved him in Denver. I'm still hoping that some signs him. ITS TEBOW TIME!

TEBOW TIME! goes away only to be cut shortly by the Eagles. - htoutlaws2012

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4Brett FavreBrett Lorenzo Favre is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

Brett favre is overrated, but I wanna say something about Tom Brady. He is NOT overrated. About the whole "spygate" incident, you just need to shut up. Tom Brady himself did not videotape other teams playing. If Robert Kraft, the owner of the Patriots was unaware of it, a logical guess would be Tom Brady was too. And to doubt his ability because of it, take a look at his 2010 season. 339 passes without an interception (from week 6 to end of season, longest streak), only 4 interceptions the whole season (amazing), 14-2 (best record in the NFL), the only QB (even player) to ever be unanimously decided MVP (ridiculous), and he was voted the #1 player of 2011 BY HIS PEERS. If they had something against him for "cheating", he wouldn't have been #1. Honestly for that season alone, I don't think he had an advantage that haters exaggerate on and on about. When I look at this list, I see a lot of mistakes. Manning, Montana, Rice. It makes no sense. McNabb, Romo, and Vick do ...more

Longevity made his career 10 best seasons not that great compared to other quarterbacks. One superbowl win in 20 years of playing in the nfl. At the end of his career he was a distraction rather than a player... Won three mvps but he's an interception machine worst than quarterbacks such as Mark Sanchez, Michael Vick, and JaMarcus Russell. Jamarcus Rusell actually had 23 interceptions in his career, and Favre has matched or had more interceptions in a season 4 times than Russell has in his whole career. Postseason record is decent 13-11 but that's not that great for a QB who is considered to be a top 10 QB of all time. Romo is overrated as hell but Favre is considered to be one of the greatest QB's of all time so how I did this was basically how "great your considered to be"/how good you actually are...

By far the most overrated athlete of our time. He played with the best supporting cast and coaching in his career in a statistic friendly offensive system that required little skill from the quarterback position. In playoff games he resembled a below average player on a dominant team that would win if the team pulled through with his numerous mistakes and poor judgement. In comparison to the greats like Montana, Aikman, Bradshaw, Manning...Favre was lucky to be playing for a great team.

Benefited from an offensive scheme that involved a ton of short passes. Also benefited from a bunch of fluke plays

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5Donovan McNabbDonovan Jamal McNabb is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for thirteen seasons.

Definitely overrated. He had Owens and Westbrook but McNabb got most of the credit. He got booed when he was drafted. Should be number two or three behind Jay Cutler and Tony Romo.

I can see why people would think he is but to me McNabb is actually underrated when it comes to talking about all the great Philly had his never brought up. - htoutlaws2012

McNabb is better than Michael Vick, but he should be number two behind Tony Romo.

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6Aaron RodgersAaron Charles Rodgers is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

Everybody claims he is better than Brett Favre, but Rodgers hasn't thrown over 500 touchdowns, 70, 000 yards, 10, 000 attempts, 6000 completions. Aaron Rodgers also hasn't won 3 MVP awards in a row, played in 297 games in a row, or played in a NFC Championship game at 40 years old. He is good because he inherited Favre's old team. Favre inherited a team that hadn't done anything since Lombardi. Rodgers will never be better than Brett Favre

All of those stats except the 3 MVPs involve being in the league for a very long time. Rodgers may very well do all of those things by the time he's retired. - mister83

IS this a joke he is one of the most underrated of all time I have never seen a guy be able to throw the football like he does so much better than favre ever was just one second mvp and is breaking records left and right and I can see him winning some more super bowls

Well how long did farce play and how long has Rodgers played. So it's obvious that carve is going to have better stats he has played way longer then Rodgers

He hasn't got the stats overall in his career like Brett Favre because he hasn't played as long as him.

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7Jay CutlerJay Christopher Cutler is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.

He is okay. When he retires everybody will probably forget about him.

The Bears lose because of their quarterback play. I would trade him to the Browns or the Jets for a draft pick.

Gets payed too much. Also really bad

He sucks a lot. A lot of people would agree

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8Joe MontanaJoseph Clifford "Joe" Montana, Jr., nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a retired American football quarterback.

Had a stacked team. Joe Montana was still one of the greatest of all time, but when you have a team as good as Joe Montana had and when you have Jerry Rice as your #1 receiver, it's going to be easier for you to perform well.

Your kidding me Joe cool overrated? - htoutlaws2012

If he was all that great he wouldn't need comebacks. - olhrocks

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9Michael VickMichael Dwayne Vick is an American football quarterback who is a free agent. He has previously played for the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers.

RECAP OF Michael VICK: Was having a great career with the Atlanta Falcons, goes to prison for 21 months for killing dogs, while he is in prison falcons release him, gets out of prison and gets signed by the eagles, has a great year in 2010, then just goes downhill. Eagles release him, jets sign him, doesn't play well for them, free agent. Steelers sign him as a backup, plays 4 games, plays average. Dog fighting has ruined the career of a potential hall of fame quarterback - RPD6478

He had 2 great seasons one with Falcons & one with Eagles after that not that good so yea I agree with that. - htoutlaws2012

Only one good phase of his game and that is running the ball. Not much of a passer. He does play hard though.

Way to overrated.

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10Russell WilsonRussell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

He threw the pick to Malcolm Butler. He fumbles to much. Russell gets to much credit when Marshawn Lynch runs for 150 yards or when Earl Thomas and Sherman get 2 picks each. Now that Marshawn has retired, we will see the real Russell Wilson. Once the defense falls apart, which it eventually will, Wilson will not be seen as elite.

Wilson overrated? Are you daft? The dude played out of his mind in 2015. He carried that team. The dude has never had elite receivers. The legion of boom isn't as dangerous as you think. Also dude saying you excepted more from him when he was drafted. He brought to two superbowls and won one what the heck more do you want. ALSO YOU DIDN'T EXCEPT ANYTHING HE WAS HATED AS A PICK A WASTED PICK THEY SCREAMED SHUT YOUR MOUTH. Your not a seahawks fan. Russell is easily EASILY top five QBs in the NFL and will probably be number one after Brady and Brees retire. All this is from a new england fan too.

Wanna watch Malcom Butler's highlight film? - Danmarino4

He isn't that good. He is mediocre. The defense and Marshawn do everything. Russell Wilson also has fumbling problems.

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11Terrell OwensTerrell Eldorado Owens is an American football wide receiver who last played for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

He isn't overrated. He says he is great, and he is. He can back up his talk - RPD6478

Only a little overrated. He is still probably one of the top 95 nfl players ever.

I don't think he is underrated or overrated.

He is all talk. I would take Hines Ward B4 I take him. He cries like a lil girl when he dont get the ball

Owens is in the top 5 in most significant receiving categories. Ward is not- try again.

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12Peyton ManningPeyton Williams Manning is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League.

Manning has been consistently good in the regular season for longer than anyone and has posted monster stats during his career. There might not be a better QB to have in the game during good weather against a bad defense in a no-pressure situation. However given that many fans and the dumber sports writers consider him the best ever, and also given his consistently poor performances when the games really count he is the most overrated player in the NFL.

He is a great player. 1 Joe Montana. 2 Tom Brady. 3 John Elway. 4 Steve Young. 5 Dan Marino. 6 Peyton Manning.

Probably the biggest choker to ever make the playoffs with a phenomenal regular season. - htoutlaws2012

I don't like him.

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13Jerry RiceJerry Lee Rice is a former American football wide receiver who played 20 seasons in the National Football League, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers.

Yeah, but really. The guy IS the best receiver of all time, and also he was out there working 15-20 hours per day. Rice does NOT deserve a spot on this list.

The goat. The boat. He is the best and all ways will be. Know one will ever be like him. Catch after Catch after catch. No clue why he is here. This is disappointing.

That is a total lie, Rice worked 20 hours per day AT THE LEAST. You olhrocks dude, I don't know what you are thinking at all. Totally the best receiver EVER.

He only has stats and it took him 20 years to do it. Not all that great. - olhrocks

Most catches most receiving yards most touchdowns. Now what were you saying? - Danmarino4

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14Robert Griffin IIIRobert Lee Griffin III, nicknamed RG3, is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.

That's all people talk about is RGI and I'm sick of it. Look at his stats this year

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15Eli ManningElisha Nelson "Eli" Manning, is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League.

Eli isn't as good as his bro, but he is a future hall of famer. Those two Super Bowl wins sum up his career.

At least Payton is actually good. Eli chokes, wines, can kinda throw, and won a Super Bowl or two a few years ago. People still talk like he is one of the best in 2013

16LaDainian Tomlinson

Why in the world is this guy here.

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17Darrelle RevisDarrelle Shavar Revis is an American football cornerback who currently plays for the New York Jets in the National Football League.

The best Corner in the game today by far. He can take on any reciever right now. Future Hall of Famer.

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18Dick Butkus

Dick butkus lacks speed, agility, and raw athleticism. In an age where 4.5 was unheard of he prospered. In today's game his signature arm tackle would not work and his ability to make tackles outside of the tackles would be exploited. He played in the infancy of the game. The offense and defensive schemes ware the schemes taught to pee wee football players today. he would get destroyed

You can't compare football now with football 40 years ago. He was one of the best defensive players ever to play the game. Time change, he just dominated before most of you were born.

This guy is a big ass who can tackle Russel Wilson in 2 seconds. Take him off.

Most overrated player ever

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19Joe NamathJoseph William Namath, nicknamed "Broadway Joe", is a former American football quarterback and actor.

Some things need to be edited from my previous comment: he threw 173 TDS not 175. Also Johnny Unitas wasn't very instrumental to the colts in his short play time. I apologize for the gaffes. However I do believe Namath is very overrated. He was popular back then due to his personality and is popular now because he won that game. Had he not he would've been remembered as an over confident egotistical player who choked in the big game. Although he saved the merger, he was not by any means a great quarterback. Probably below average.

Are you kidding me? The man took down the NFL on 1/2 of one good leg. By the time he reached the pros his body was toast! Check out his career at Alabama. This guy was one of the best college QB's ever to play the game. On top of all of this...He GUARANTEED a win against the mighty colts. Who does that? Babe Ruth? You have to take injuries and the era in which they played into account before you call someone over rated. - fthatguy

Football is a team sport. When you win, its because the team played well not just because of the QB. There are many bad to average QB's who play for winning teams and Namath was exactly that. Another good example is Tebow.

He changed football. No Joe, No AFC. Would only be about 12 teams in the NFL. You can't tell he was one of the greats by looking at his stat sheet. He won his team that Super Bowl. You guys don't know much about football.

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20Ben RoethlisbergerBenjamin Todd Roethlisberger, Sr., nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.V3 Comments
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