Top 10 Most Overrated NFL Players
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The only reason why they focus on him is because he's the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo is the epitome of an overrated athlete. In his time as a starter, he had the best offensive line in the league and still managed to get injured all the time. He had some of the best offensive weapons that the NFL has ever seen such as Jason Witten, Terrell Owens, Dez Bryant, and DeMarco Murray and only had good stats because of the talent around him. He had one of the best defenses in the league to make sure that the Cowboys could win even if he had a horrible game (which happened all the time). Even with all that help, he STILL failed to even lead his team to the NFC Championship Game. Romo is the definition of a stats-over-wins QB. He threw for a lot of yards and touchdowns and went to four pro bowls in his career ONLY because of the team that was around him. And yet, he is the biggest choke artist that the sport has ever seen. I hate Romo with a burning passion and yet, I'll kind of miss of him. With him as the starting quarterback, there was zero chance of the Cowboys ...more - phillysports
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"
Ugh, I cannot stand Brady. The only reason the Patriots are so popular is only because of Brady. Stupid bandwagoners... - KingSlayer93316
Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, and Tim Tebow are not overrated. - Alpha101
Not a Brady or Pats fan but really sick of all the over the top criticism. He wins a lot! If you think its because of cheating than you obviously haven't looked in to or compared the accusations against them to other teams. Statistically they aren't even top 10 in cheating nor are their cheats even close in severity as teams such as Broncos.(Statistically #1 cheats of all time by a mile). Goodall has vendetta against them, period. Do the research or shut up and quit getting your info from media.
Being a Broncos fan, and basically being a fan of every team that hates the Patriots, (all 31 other teams, FYI) I think Tom Brady sucks. Being a Massachusetts native, I might be the only Broncos fan out of the 3 million people that live in Massachusetts. He is not the G.O.A.T! Peyton Manning and John Elway share that honor! GO BRONCOS.
P.S. I hope the Patriots go 0-16 next year! Suck butts you overrated fool!
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
I think you got him on the wrong list. He is the most underrated. Not anywhere near overrated - xXkillermachineXx
Should be number 1. People keep saying he’s one of the best and never has a good team while Drew Brees consistently has way worse teams and has only had one pro bowl receiver and yet puts up way better numbers.
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
Awful Quarterback who didn't need to come out of his brief retirement for what he should of done at best commentary like Tony Romo is doing. Cutler should be higher for thinking he had anything left in him. - htoutlaws2012
He is okay. When he retires everybody will probably forget about him.
Gets payed too much. Also really bad
The Bears lose because of their quarterback play. I would trade him to the Browns or the Jets for a draft pick.
Him and odell are better than odell and Mayfield. the browns quarterback is the worst he probably would suck on an elementary team
27 it's in one season one time
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
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.
He sucked and people loved him
NOPE! Nope is all I can say. - lionsforlife
1 good season then he went to absolute crap with crippled feet. - htoutlaws2012
That's all people talk about is RGI and I'm sick of it. Look at his stats this year
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.
He was charged with animal abuse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Early 80 he shows talent but ever since he had rice on his team along with his line and defense he remains overrated
Your kidding me Joe cool overrated? - htoutlaws2012
He is 100% not overrated! - PokemonRPGbro
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.
? Why is he on this list? - xXkillermachineXx
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.
Before I'm negative, I'll give credit where it's due. He won the super bowl proving the AFL could beat the NFL and kept the merger alive. I'll give him that. However, 175 TDS to 220 INTS. That's right more picks than TDS. Also, he had a passing rating of 65.5 and completed barely 50% of his passes. Also in Super Bowl III, he didn't throw any TDS. The only scores were field goals and one rushing touchdown by the running back. So in the biggest game of his career, he didn't do much to help his team. Also, had the colts brought in Johnny Unitas, the colts would have probably won. While he did lead to the merger, he wasn't very good at his position.
He sucked straight up!..
Very overrated. People are saying he is a Hall of Famer, but the only case you can make is against Michael Irvin's stats. Will always be remembered for his antics.
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.
A guy I used to love and then as he clung on and made it obvious it was about him and not his team it certainly diminished him in my eyes. Had he been a better thinker and not always tried to throw into double and triple coverage and turn the ball over so much he 'might' have been great as it is he is simply a good quarterback who played forever.
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.
Dick Butkus. Killed a man. From a Vikings fan. All you guys are just Lions fans. Some of you probably don't know this. Week 6, 1972. He hit a Lions reciever dead with one tackle. Take any linebacker ever. Can he do that. NO. - Tacocheese
1 of best corners right now
He is one of the best CB's right now. - htoutlaws2012
The best Corner in the game today by far. He can take on any reciever right now. Future Hall of Famer.
Terrell Owens was great but he did more harm than good to his teams. If he was actually great, Owens wouldn't have played for five teams. Plus, Randy Moss is better than him any day. He his a top 100 player ever, though. I would probably put Terrell at 92 or 93. I would take Owens over Hines Ward and Chad Ochocinco and Reggie Wayne, and Don Maynard, and Roddy White, though.
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 Not overrated unlike tom brady
I would say... absolutely NOT! - htoutlaws2012
HOW DARE YOU
Not even in the Top 25 all time greats
Why is this guy here! He was one of the greatest running backs of all time
WHAT!? I'm SO SORRY BUT LOOK AT THIS GUYS STATS AND RECORDS - xXkillermachineXx
He's good, but nothing special
He knows how to win but stat wise he can be considered kind of overrated. - htoutlaws2012
He should be in the top ten
Cam newton is not overrated.
He is kinda overrated - xXkillermachineXx
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.
How is he overrated? he is the definiton of UNDERRATED nobody gives him the credit he desevres for what he did with the eagles. - RPD6478
How is brady 2 manning should be 2 and brady shouldn't be on this list because brady doesn't choke. Manning had 1 good playoff run his career (2016 was his defense not him) while Brady's had 5. He got crushed by a Seahawks team that brady beat and threw a pick at the end of a super bowl he has good stats on the regular season, but when it matters he's below average
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.
Probably the biggest choker to ever make the playoffs with a phenomenal regular season. - htoutlaws2012
He is a great player. 1 Joe Montana. 2 Tom Brady. 3 John Elway. 4 Steve Young. 5 Dan Marino. 6 Peyton Manning.
As much as I wish success to all players, I am afraid he was drafted more because of his sexual orientation than his skill :/
I'm not saying it's good to be gay, because it is not. But someone should have given him a shot. Maybe he will get a job in the CFL. He should not be on here because he never played an NFL game.
Well he was the most over hyped 7th round pick ever so technically he is overrated in that retrospect. - htoutlaws2012
Sam was light, and not that tall. - Tacocheese
Never played a snap.
Look know johnny manziel is very overrated but I can say that he is a mobile QB but doesn't have a great arm or good accuracy Though, I don't like johnny manziel because he is very arrogant and think he's better than everybody but he's not, What he did in college is great but he is in the nfl now and there are guys that have more experience and that are faster, stronger and are mentally trained. manziel does not fit that trait. And that's all I have to say about johnny football,
Ladies and Gentleman the Ryan Leaf of our time. - htoutlaws2012
Manziel is horrible. He has done nothing in the nfl. All he does is flip the bird
Actually the image is of his first year's signature money sign which is dumb. - htoutlaws2012
He's a crazy loon.
He beat the crap out of his own child just because he was treated like that as a child.
An athlete like him, could've killed that child. Plus, HE WAS ONLY FOUR!
He is super mean to his 4 YEAR OLD! - lionsforlife
Oh yeah right...
Good O-line? His line has been abysmal for half his career and just okay for the other half. Birk - over the hill and overrated, McKinnie - over the hill but okay, Kalil - injured, Hutch - injured, Loadholt - average, Sully - average. He has had what is essentially a lego wall for guards the last several seasons.
2nd most fumbles in history by a non-qb? Not even close. He's number 70 on that list, 75 if you count guys that played two positions, and tied for 213 if you include qbs; definitely not 2. Of the 69 non-qbs ahead of him in fumbles, 20 are in the HOF, and 52 have less carries.
2 yds per carry against "good teams." Well that's just nonsense that can't really be quantified, but seeing as his career avg. is 4.9 ypc and he's only been in the playoffs 4 times, you should get the picture.
Gets the ball every play? You're absolutely right, he does get the ball a lot. What conclusion can we draw from that? He has never played with a qb ...more
Dez sucks, Antonio brown is way better
Against Green Bay in the playoffs, when the Cowboys needed him most, Dez drops it. In another great game, again against the Packers, Dez thought the game was over so he went to the locker room. The Cowboys got the ball back with a chance to win, Dez was know where to be seen.
Really doesn't have skill. This photo shows you the type of guy he is. Should be in top 10.
His proving to me more & more why he isn't a Michael Irvin type of player even without Romo he isn't reliable that's how much his overrated. Martavis Bryant is the best Bryant right now. - htoutlaws2012
The Scott Mitchell of the Lions! - htoutlaws2012
WHAT, HE IS NOT OVERRATED! - lionsforlife
Am a diehard Lions fan, and while... technically he is one of the better quarterbacks in a longtime there's no excuse for a terrible record, and even with a much better team now he can't get a playoff win? Yet the fans fall in love with his strong arm blindly. - htoutlaws2012
WHY WOULD ANYBODY VOTE HIM! - lionsforlife
? Why, that's all I'm saying - xXkillermachineXx
He'd be lucky to crack the starting lineup at Syracuse in today's game. I don't even think he'd be recruited by a top D-1 school nowadays. He'd be lucky to share time at Saginaw Valley State in today's game.
, most of the boneheads on this site would even have to draw a line here. This has to be some sort of epic trolling attempt. Jim brown would CRUSH the living daylights out of any league in any era. - fthatguy
Your on drugs..jim brown was a beast before beast was trendy
Biggest choke artist ever. Disappeared in every big game and was gutless when it mattered. Sitting in the bench with that helmet and visor on should be how they do his bust at the ball of fame. What a joke
Why in the world is this guy here.
The greatest San Diego RB ever! - htoutlaws2012
Best RB of all time... - xXkillermachineXx
1 good season and that was the end of the most overrated DT of all time! - htoutlaws2012
This is a man that once took a helicopter from an NFL game to a MLB game. He once hit a legit.304 for the Braves while maintaining all pro status for the Falcons...One of the all-time greats... enough said. - fthatguy
More show...not that good
Best CB of all time - xXkillermachineXx
Big Mounth that nevwer tackled anybody
Don majkowski Aaron Rodgers brett favre and Lynn dickey are better
And, he does not have the best catch. Max McGee retains that. A one handed catch with his hand right in front of the Free Safety and having to tuck it away quickly while avoiding a likely tackle and a pounding to get to the touchdown line. WHILE HE WAS RESTLESS!
I got nothing against Odell, but he is not the only person that has done it. Randy Moss, Doug Baldwin, and so on...Also, there's way TOO MANY Vines about him.
Most overrated player on the planet.
I know! He stomps on people.
Good player, but he is considered by many to be the best defensive back ever. No way. Guy couldn't cover worth a lick, and there have been harder hitters than him (like Atwater, Dennis Smith [Lott even said that Dennis was better], John Lynch, and Dawkins).
Never did anything in his nfl life
If anything his actually underrated at least he ended his career on a good note in Buffalo. I know he wasn't the best QB I thought he was decent enough. - htoutlaws2012
This needs to be higher. Almost everyone talks about how good he is (I know, he is pretty decent, but some people treat him like the next Joe Montana) - KingSlayer93316
Lynn Swan is totally overrated. he doesn't even have 400 receptions and he is in the hall of fame
He should be number one on this list instead of being in the Hall of Fame.
400 receptions in the 70s was very hard to do
Most overatted ever!..stats to prove it!
I hate the Cowboys, but I think he is actually really good. - lionsforlife
He is actually good, not overrated! - lionsforlife
Ansah! - lionsforlife
Should be a lot lower. Had average stats his first 10 years because of Reeves' offense. Steve Watson called it the "Edsel System". He also said that Reeves focused more on protection than attacking a defense, and Elway's numbers suffered.
Very overrated - xXkillermachineXx
Yup - xXkillermachineXx
I don't even wanna look at this list anymore (And I'm a Packers Fan! ) - xXkillermachineXx
What!? LT changed the game. He pretty much defined the phrase "break a leg" - Inart
Changed how defenses prepare to this day..GOAT!..