New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) and quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) on the sidelines against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half at MetLife Stadium. (Photo: Debby Wong, US PRESSWIRE)
In a Sports Illustrated poll
that asked 180 NFL players to identify their most overrated peer, two
New York Jets quarterbacks came out on top -- or bottom, depending on
how you look at it.
Tim Tebow was pegged as most overrated by a
whopping 34 percent of players. The man he backs up, Mark Sanchez, was
second with 8% of the vote.
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Tebow, I get. You may not have realized, but the media is quite fond of him. (Prints out Tebow picture, puts it in hope chest.)
Why is Sanchez on there? Other than Mike Tannenbaum and Woody Johnson,
is there anyone in America who overrates him? The only way Sanchez could
be overrated is if people think "terrible" is too kind a description.
Even Eva Longoria has come to that realization.
Tony Romo (8%), Michael Vick (4%) and Ray Lewis (3%) were the next-highest vote getters and sane choices.
48 players received a vote as most overrated. That's an average of 1.5
per team, or 1.55 if you assume none was a Cleveland Brown. No one
rates anyone on the Browns let alone overrates them.