Tim Tebow may be one of the most popular players in the NFL, but according to his peers, he’s also the most overrated.
Among 180 NFL players that were surveyed by Sports illustrated, 34 percent of players named Tebow as the most overrated player in football. The Jets backup quarterback received more than four times as many votes as the next player.
Tebow became one of the most polarizing players in the league in 2011. He led the Denver Broncos to a division title and a playoff win, without putting up big numbers. He competed just 46.5 percent of his passes and averaged 123.5 yards through the air per contest.
New York’s starting quarterback came right behind Tebow on the list. Mark Sanchez received eight percent of the votes. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo also got eight percent of the votes. Both players have struggled in 2012, combining for 17 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
Michael Vick and Ray Lewis round out the top five. They got four percent and three percent of the votes, respectively.
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The two quarterbacks who played in last year’s Super Bowl also made the list. Two percent of players think Tom Brady is the most overrated player in the NFL, while one percent of players feel the same way about Eli Manning.